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Descriptor English: Characiformes
Descriptor Spanish: Characiformes
Descriptor Portuguese: Caraciformes
Descriptor French: Characiformes
Entry term(s): Piranha
Piranhas
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.493.130
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D060125
Scope note: An order of fresh water fish with 18 families and over 1600 species. The order includes CHARACINS, hatchetfish, piranhas, and TETRAS.
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
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Fishes (1991-2011)
Public MeSH Note: 2012
History Note: 2012
DeCS ID: 54440
Unique ID: D060125
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
Characiformes - Preferred
Concept UI M0552968
Scope note An order of fresh water fish with 18 families and over 1600 species. The order includes CHARACINS, hatchetfish, piranhas, and TETRAS.
Preferred term Characiformes
Piranhas - Narrower
Concept UI M0552969
Preferred term Piranhas
Entry term(s) Piranha



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