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Descriptor English: Humpback Whale
Descriptor Spanish: Yubarta
Descriptor Portuguese: Jubarte
Descriptor French: Baleine à bosses
Entry term(s): Humpback Whales
Megaptera novaeangliae
Whale, Humpback
Whales, Humpback
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.649.313.875.865.400
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D050640
Scope note: The species Megaptera novaeangliae, in the family Balaenopteridae, characterized by its huge flippers and the arching of their back when diving. They are also known for their breaching and singing.
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
EM embryology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Whales (1978-2005)
Public MeSH Note: 2006; see WHALES 1998-2005
History Note: 2006; use WHALES 1998-2005
DeCS ID: 50393
Unique ID: D050640
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2006/01/01
Date of Entry: 2005/06/30
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Humpback Whale - Preferred
Concept UI M0022948
Scope note The species Megaptera novaeangliae, in the family Balaenopteridae, characterized by its huge flippers and the arching of their back when diving. They are also known for their breaching and singing.
Preferred term Humpback Whale
Entry term(s) Humpback Whales
Megaptera novaeangliae
Whale, Humpback
Whales, Humpback



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