A section whose content is typically a list of terms and definitions, usually tagged as one or more two-part lists called Definition Lists <def-list>s. Typically part of the back matter of a book or book component (such as a chapter).
The model for <glossary> is so broad, not restricting the content to two-part lists, because many examples of glossaries were found in the literature that were tabular, heavily annotated, constructed as a series of notes, or other unusual tagging practice. Since neither the NCBI Book DTD nor the NCBI Collection DTD is a prescriptive DTD, all such “glossaries” are acceptable.
Authoring Note: A typical glossary might contain an optional introductory paragraph, followed by a <def-list> or <gloss-group>, where glossary groups are headed sections of glossaries, each of which contains a <def-list>.
<!ELEMENT glossary %glossary-model; >
The following, in order:
... <back> <glossary id="bid.1237"> <title>Glossary</title> <def-list> <def-item> <term id="bid.1238">3-D or 3D</term> <def> <p>Three-dimensional.</p> </def> </def-item> <def-item> <term id="bid.1722">Accession number</term> <def> <p>An Accession number is a unique identifier given to a sequence when it is submitted to one of the DNA repositories (GenBank, EMBL, DDBJ). The initial deposition of a sequence record is referred to as version 1. If the sequence is updated, the version number is incremented, but the Accession number will remain constant.</p> </def> </def-item> ... </def-list> </glossary> </back> ...