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Descriptor English: Elasmobranchii
Descriptor Spanish: Elasmobranquios
Descriptor Portuguese: Elasmobrânquios
Descriptor French: Elasmobranchii
Entry term(s): Elasmobranch
Elasmobranchius
Elasmobranchs
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.493.370
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018940
Scope note: A subclass of cartilaginous fish comprising the SHARKS; rays; skates (SKATES (FISH);), and sawfish. Elasmobranchs are typically predaceous, relying more on smell (the olfactory capsules are relatively large) than sight (the eyes are relatively small) for obtaining their food.
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
EM embryology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Fishes (1966-1995)
Public MeSH Note: 1996
History Note: 1996
DeCS ID: 32763
Unique ID: D018940
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Date Established: 1996/01/01
Date of Entry: 1995/06/05
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Elasmobranchii - Preferred
Concept UI M0028309
Scope note A subclass of cartilaginous fish comprising the SHARKS; rays; skates (SKATES (FISH);), and sawfish. Elasmobranchs are typically predaceous, relying more on smell (the olfactory capsules are relatively large) than sight (the eyes are relatively small) for obtaining their food.
Preferred term Elasmobranchii
Entry term(s) Elasmobranch
Elasmobranchius
Elasmobranchs



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