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Descriptor English: Eggs
Descriptor Spanish: Huevos
Descriptor Portuguese: Ovos
Descriptor French: Oeufs
Tree number(s): G07.203.300.470
J02.500.470
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004531
Scope note: Animal reproductive bodies, or the contents thereof, used as food. The concept is differentiated from OVUM, the anatomic or physiologic entity.
Annotation: differentiate from OVUM; eggs as food (chicken, duck, quail, etc. eggs); fish roe & reptile eggs as food go here but if physiol or anat, use OVUM; /adv eff consider also EGG HYPERSENSITIVITY
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AN analysis
CL classification
EC economics
HI history
MI microbiology
PO poisoning
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TO toxicity
VI virology
DeCS ID: 4601
Unique ID: D004531
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2014/10/14
Eggs - Preferred
Concept UI M0007130
Scope note Animal reproductive bodies, or the contents thereof, used as food. The concept is differentiated from OVUM, the anatomic or physiologic entity.
Preferred term Eggs



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