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Descriptor English: Caricature
Descriptor Spanish: Caricatura
Descriptor Portuguese: Caricatura
Descriptor French: Caricature
Entry term(s): Caricatures
Tree number(s): V01.185.500
V02.700.074
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019492
Scope note: Work portraying in a critical or facetious way a real individual or group, or a figure representing a social, political, ethnic, or racial type. The effect is usually achieved through distortion or exaggeration of characteristics. (Genre Terms: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collection Cataloguing, 2d ed)
Annotation: This heading is used as a Publication Type. Caricatures as a subject are indexed under the main heading CARICATURES AS TOPIC. Publication Type CARTOON is also available. INDEXER: Do not use
History Note: 2008(1997)
DeCS ID: 33232
Unique ID: D019492
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1997/01/01
Date of Entry: 1996/06/21
Revision Date: 2018/07/13
Caricature - Preferred
Concept UI M0028983
Scope note Work portraying in a critical or facetious way a real individual or group, or a figure representing a social, political, ethnic, or racial type. The effect is usually achieved through distortion or exaggeration of characteristics. (Genre Terms: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collection Cataloguing, 2d ed)
Preferred term Caricature
Entry term(s) Caricatures



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