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Descriptor English: Animal Shells
Descriptor Spanish: Exoesqueleto
Descriptor Portuguese: Exoesqueleto
Descriptor French: Coquilles d'animaux
Entry term(s): Animal Exoskeleton
Animal Exoskeletons
Animal Shell
Carapace
Carapaces
Exoskeleton, Animal
Exoskeletons, Animal
Seashell
Seashells
Shell, Animal
Shells, Animal
Tree number(s): A13.080
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D060105
Scope note: The hard rigid covering of animals including MOLLUSCS; TURTLES; INSECTS; and crustaceans.
Annotation: EGG SHELL is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Animals (1963-2011)
Public MeSH Note: 2012
History Note: 2012
Related: Shellfish MeSH
DeCS ID: 54435
Unique ID: D060105
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2012/01/01
Date of Entry: 2011/06/24
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Animal Shells - Preferred
Concept UI M0552857
Scope note The hard rigid covering of animals including MOLLUSCS; TURTLES; INSECTS; and crustaceans.
Preferred term Animal Shells
Entry term(s) Animal Exoskeleton
Animal Exoskeletons
Animal Shell
Carapace
Carapaces
Exoskeleton, Animal
Exoskeletons, Animal
Shell, Animal
Shells, Animal
Seashells - Narrower
Concept UI M0552858
Scope note Shells of marine animals most often composed of CALCIUM CARBONATE.
Preferred term Seashells
Entry term(s) Seashell



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