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Descriptor in English: Luffa
Descriptor in Spanish: Luffa
Descriptor in Portuguese: Luffa
Descriptor in French: Luffa
Entry term(s): Loofah
Loofahs
Luffas
Momordica luffa
Momordica luffas
luffa, Momordica
Tree number(s): B01.650.940.800.575.912.250.300.522
Scope note: A plant genus of the family CUCURBITACEAE known for the fruit which is the source of the luffa sponge and the seeds which contain luffin.
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: 2002
DeCS UI: 35778
Descriptor UI: D029776
Date Established: 2002/01/01
Date of Entry: 2001/07/25
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Luffa - Preferred
Concept UI M0385294
Scope note A plant genus of the family CUCURBITACEAE known for the fruit which is the source of the luffa sponge and the seeds which contain luffin.
Preferred term Luffa
Entry term(s) Loofah
Loofahs
Luffas
Momordica luffa
Momordica luffas
luffa, Momordica



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