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Descriptor English: Colocasia
Descriptor Spanish: Colocasia
Descriptor Portuguese: Colocasia
Descriptor French: Colocasia
Entry term(s): Colocasias
Dasheen
Dasheens
Taro
Taros
Tree number(s): B01.650.940.800.575.912.250.618.050.750.199
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D031060
Scope note: A plant genus of the family ARACEAE. Members contain acrid calcium oxalate and LECTINS. Polynesians prepare the root into poi. Common names of Taro and Coco Yam (Cocoyam) may be confused with other ARACEAE; XANTHOSOMA; or with common yam (DIOSCOREA).
Annotation:
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
Public MeSH Note: 2003
History Note: 2003
DeCS ID: 36670
Unique ID: D031060
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Date Established: 2003/01/01
Date of Entry: 2002/07/03
Revision Date: 2017/07/07
Colocasia - Preferred
Concept UI M0396531
Scope note A plant genus of the family ARACEAE. Members contain acrid calcium oxalate and LECTINS. Polynesians prepare the root into poi. Common names of Taro and Coco Yam (Cocoyam) may be confused with other ARACEAE; XANTHOSOMA; or with common yam (DIOSCOREA).
Preferred term Colocasia
Entry term(s) Colocasias
Dasheen
Dasheens
Taro - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0399445
Preferred term Taro
Entry term(s) Taros



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