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Descriptor English: Oceans and Seas
Descriptor Spanish: Océanos y Mares
Descriptor Portuguese: Oceanos e Mares
Descriptor French: Océans et mers
Entry term(s): Oceans
Seas
Seas and Oceans
Tree number(s): G01.311.625
G16.500.275.725.500.650
Z01.756
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009792
Scope note: A great expanse of continuous bodies of salt water which together cover more than 70 percent of the earth's surface. Seas may be partially or entirely enclosed by land, and are smaller than the five oceans (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Antarctic).
Annotation: for specific oceans or seas that are not a main heading, index only under OCEANS AND SEAS and not also under a geographic term
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
History Note: 87
Entry Version: OCEANS SEAS
Related: Seawater MeSH
DeCS ID: 19273
Unique ID: D009792
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Date Established: 1987/01/01
Date of Entry: 1986/04/02
Revision Date: 2015/06/22
Oceans and Seas - Preferred
Concept UI M0015204
Scope note A great expanse of continuous bodies of salt water which together cover more than 70 percent of the earth's surface. Seas may be partially or entirely enclosed by land, and are smaller than the five oceans (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Antarctic).
Preferred term Oceans and Seas
Entry term(s) Seas and Oceans
Oceans - Narrower
Concept UI M0015203
Preferred term Oceans
Seas - Narrower
Concept UI M0015205
Preferred term Seas



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