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Descriptor English: Plants, Edible
Descriptor Spanish: Plantas Comestibles
Descriptor Portuguese: Plantas Comestíveis
Descriptor French: Plantes comestibles
Entry term(s): Edible Plant
Edible Plants
Food Plant
Food Plants
Plant, Edible
Plant, Food
Plants, Food
Tree number(s): B01.650.510
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010945
Scope note: An organism of the vegetable kingdom suitable by nature for use as a food, especially by human beings. Not all parts of any given plant are edible but all parts of edible plants have been known to figure as raw or cooked food: leaves, roots, tubers, stems, seeds, buds, fruits, and flowers. The most commonly edible parts of plants are FRUIT, usually sweet, fleshy, and succulent. Most edible plants are commonly cultivated for their nutritional value and are referred to as VEGETABLES.
Annotation: note FRUIT and VEGETABLES are available
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PO poisoning
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TO toxicity
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
DeCS ID: 11377
Unique ID: D010945
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/04/26
Plants, Edible - Preferred
Concept UI M0016969
Scope note An organism of the vegetable kingdom suitable by nature for use as a food, especially by human beings. Not all parts of any given plant are edible but all parts of edible plants have been known to figure as raw or cooked food: leaves, roots, tubers, stems, seeds, buds, fruits, and flowers. The most commonly edible parts of plants are FRUIT, usually sweet, fleshy, and succulent. Most edible plants are commonly cultivated for their nutritional value and are referred to as VEGETABLES.
Preferred term Plants, Edible
Entry term(s) Edible Plant
Edible Plants
Food Plant
Food Plants
Plant, Edible
Plant, Food
Plants, Food



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