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Descriptor English: Beak
Descriptor Spanish: Pico
Descriptor Portuguese: Bico
Descriptor French: Bec
Entry term(s): Avian Bill
Avian Bills
Beaks
Bill, Avian
Bills, Avian
Tree number(s): A13.114
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001502
Scope note: In some animals, the jaws together with their horny covering. The beak usually refers to the bill of birds in which the whole varies greatly in form according of the food and habits of the bird. While the beak refers most commonly to birds, the anatomical counterpart is found also in the turtle, squid, and octopus. (From Webster, 3d ed & Storer, et al., General Zoology, 6th ed, p491, 755)
Annotation: not restricted to birds
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Birds (1966-1967)
Public MeSH Note: 68
History Note: 68
DeCS ID: 1520
Unique ID: D001502
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1995/03/13
Beak - Preferred
Concept UI M0002243
Scope note In some animals, the jaws together with their horny covering. The beak usually refers to the bill of birds in which the whole varies greatly in form according of the food and habits of the bird. While the beak refers most commonly to birds, the anatomical counterpart is found also in the turtle, squid, and octopus. (From Webster, 3d ed & Storer, et al., General Zoology, 6th ed, p491, 755)
Preferred term Beak
Entry term(s) Beaks
Bill, Avian - Narrower
Concept UI M0002244
Preferred term Bill, Avian
Entry term(s) Avian Bill
Avian Bills
Bills, Avian



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