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Descriptor in English: Zea mays
Descriptor in Spanish: Zea mays
Descriptor in Portuguese: Zea mays
Descriptor in French: Zea mays
Entry term(s): Corn
Corn, Indian
Indian Corn
Maize
Teosinte
Zea
Tree number(s): B01.650.940.800.575.912.250.822.966
Scope note: A plant species of the family POACEAE. It is a tall grass grown for its EDIBLE GRAIN, corn, used as food and animal FODDER.
Annotation: restrict to American corn: for ancient & non-American use of the word "corn", index EDIBLE GRAIN
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PO poisoning
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TO toxicity
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
History Note: 2003(1963)
DeCS UI: 3332
Descriptor UI: D003313
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/13
Zea mays - Preferred
Concept UI M0005172
Scope note A plant species of the family POACEAE. It is a tall grass grown for its EDIBLE GRAIN, corn, used as food and animal FODDER.
Preferred term Zea mays
Zea - Broader
Concept UI M0005173
Preferred term Zea
Corn - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0401524
Preferred term Corn
Entry term(s) Corn, Indian
Indian Corn
Maize
Teosinte - Narrower
Concept UI M0405793
Scope note Zea species that are thought to be ancestors and probable progenitors to corn.
Preferred term Teosinte



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