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Descriptor English: Coal
Descriptor Spanish: Carbón Mineral
Descriptor Portuguese: Carvão Mineral
Descriptor French: Charbon
Entry term(s): Anthracite
Anthracites
Bituminous Coal
Bituminous Coals
Brown Coal
Brown Coals
Coal, Bituminous
Coal, Brown
Coal, Lignitious
Coal, Peat
Coal, Soft
Coals
Coals, Bituminous
Coals, Brown
Coals, Lignitious
Coals, Peat
Coals, Soft
Lignite
Lignites
Lignitious Coal
Lignitious Coals
Peat Coal
Peat Coals
Soft Coal
Soft Coals
Tree number(s): D20.345.108
N06.230.132.258.108
SP4.021.202.133.709.665.536
SP4.112.082.623.254
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003031
Scope note: A natural fuel formed by partial decomposition of vegetable matter under certain environmental conditions.
Annotation: /adv eff permitted but do not use for COAL MINING + PNEUMOCONIOSIS or ANTHRACOSILICOSIS unless particularly discussed as coal
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AN analysis
CL classification
EC economics
HI history
MI microbiology
PO poisoning
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TO toxicity
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 68
History Note: 68(64); was in Cat J only 1964-81
Related: Filtration Media DeCS
DeCS ID: 3059
Unique ID: D003031
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Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2011/06/24
Coal - Preferred
Concept UI M0004658
Scope note A natural fuel formed by partial decomposition of vegetable matter under certain environmental conditions.
Preferred term Coal
Entry term(s) Coals
Peat Coal - Narrower
Concept UI M0548763
Scope note A coal transitional between PEAT and lignite. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Preferred term Peat Coal
Entry term(s) Coal, Peat
Coals, Peat
Peat Coals
Lignite - Narrower
Concept UI M0548762
Scope note Coal of relatively recent origin, intermediate between peat coal and bituminous coal. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Preferred term Lignite
Entry term(s) Brown Coal
Brown Coals
Coal, Brown
Coal, Lignitious
Coals, Brown
Coals, Lignitious
Lignites
Lignitious Coal
Lignitious Coals
Anthracite - Narrower
Concept UI M0548761
Scope note A high-grade metamorphic coal having a semimetallic luster, high content of fixed carbon, and high density, and burning with a short blue flame and little smoke or odor. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Preferred term Anthracite
Entry term(s) Anthracites
Bituminous Coal - Narrower
Concept UI M0548764
Scope note A dark brown to black coal that is high in carbonaceous matter and has 15-50% volatile matter. Also known as soft coal. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Preferred term Bituminous Coal
Entry term(s) Bituminous Coals
Coal, Bituminous
Coal, Soft
Coals, Bituminous
Coals, Soft
Soft Coal
Soft Coals



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