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Descriptor English: Mollusca
Descriptor Spanish: Moluscos
Descriptor Portuguese: Moluscos
Descriptor French: Mollusca
Entry term(s): Mollusc
Molluscas
Molluscs
Mollusk
Mollusks
Tree number(s): B01.050.500.644
SP4.016.157.773
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008974
Scope note: A phylum of the kingdom Metazoa. Mollusca have soft, unsegmented bodies with an anterior head, a dorsal visceral mass, and a ventral foot. Most are encased in a protective calcareous shell. It includes the classes GASTROPODA; BIVALVIA; CEPHALOPODA; Aplacophora; Scaphopoda; Polyplacophora; and Monoplacophora.
Annotation: as animal & food; IM; general or unspecified; prefer specifics; as food, coordinate IM with SHELLFISH (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Related: Shellfish MeSH
DeCS ID: 9163
Unique ID: D008974
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: 2009/07/06
Mollusca - Preferred
Concept UI M0013992
Scope note A phylum of the kingdom Metazoa. Mollusca have soft, unsegmented bodies with an anterior head, a dorsal visceral mass, and a ventral foot. Most are encased in a protective calcareous shell. It includes the classes GASTROPODA; BIVALVIA; CEPHALOPODA; Aplacophora; Scaphopoda; Polyplacophora; and Monoplacophora.
Preferred term Mollusca
Entry term(s) Mollusc
Molluscas
Molluscs
Mollusk
Mollusks



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