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Descriptor English: Edible Insects
Descriptor Spanish: Insectos Comestibles
Descriptor Portuguese: Insetos Comestíveis
Descriptor French: Without translation
Entry term(s): As Food, Insects
As Foods, Insects
Edible Insect
Food, Insects As
Foods, Insects As
Insect, Edible
Insects As Food
Insects As Foods
Insects, Edible
Tree number(s): B01.050.500.131.617.276
G07.203.300.463
J02.500.463
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000080702
Scope note: Organisms of the INSECTA class that are used as food or are suitable as a nutritional source, especially by humans.
Allowable Qualifiers: AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EC economics
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Insecta (1973-2019)
Public MeSH Note: 2020
History Note: 2020
DeCS ID: 59091
Unique ID: D000080702
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2020/01/01
Date of Entry: 2019/07/08
Revision Date: 2019/05/30
Edible Insects - Preferred
Concept UI M000648374
Scope note Organisms of the INSECTA class that are used as food or are suitable as a nutritional source, especially by humans.
Preferred term Edible Insects
Entry term(s) As Food, Insects
As Foods, Insects
Edible Insect
Food, Insects As
Foods, Insects As
Insect, Edible
Insects As Food
Insects As Foods
Insects, Edible



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