It is analogous to the Terminologia Anatomica (TA), which standardizes terminology for adult human anatomy and which deals primarily with naked-eye adult anatomy. It succeeds the Nomina Embryologica, which was included as a component of the Nomina Anatomica.
It was not included in the original version of the TA.
prepared by subcommittees of the International Anatomical Nomenclature Committee appointed at the seventh International Congress of Anatomists in New York, 1960, based upon provisional versions approved by the ninth international congress in Leningrad, 1970. (1977). Nomina anatomica: approved by the Tenth International Congress of Anatomists at Tokyo, August 1975, together with Nomina histologica and Nomina embryologica. Amsterdam: Excerpta Medica. ISBN0-444-15259-8.
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