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Figure 6

From: Spatio-structural granularity of biological material entities

Figure 6

Additional Compositional Granularity Perspectives. A combination of three particular qualitative compositional object of fiat object part granularity perspectives. Each perspective is defined in reference to a combination of direct proper parthood and either the defining properties of specific subtypes of 'object' (in the perspectives depicted it is 'cell'), all of which belong to the same compositional object granularity level, or the defining properties of their respective type of 'fiat object part', of which the object entities are direct proper part of (in the perspectives depicted these are 'cell aggregate with ECM', 'fiat organ part', and 'fiat organ part aggregate'). Each of these additional compositional granularity perspectives contains only two levels: a lower level, to which subtypes of 'object' belong (e.g. 'cell'), and a higher level, to which subtypes of 'fiat object part' belong (e.g., 'cell aggregate with ECM', 'fiat organ part', or 'fiat organ part aggregate'). Notice that the three perspectives shown overlap with one another at their 'cell' levels - a particular cell can belong to all three perspectives at the same time. ECM: extracellular matrix.

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