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Descriptor in English: Nuts
Descriptor in Spanish: Nueces
Descriptor in Portuguese: Nozes
Descriptor in French: Noix
Entry term(s): Nut
Tree number(s): A18.024.500.500
G07.203.300.700
J02.500.700
Scope note: Botanically, a type of single-seeded fruit in which the pericarp enclosing the seed is a hard woody shell. In common usage the term is used loosely for any hard, oil-rich kernel. Of those commonly eaten, only hazel, filbert, and chestnut are strictly nuts. Walnuts, pecans, almonds, and coconuts are really drupes. Brazil nuts, pistachios, macadamias, and cashews are really seeds with a hard shell derived from the testa rather than the pericarp.
Annotation: /adv eff; consider also NUT HYPERSENSITIVITY; PEANUTS see ARACHIS is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
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
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PO poisoning
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
DeCS UI: 9937
Descriptor UI: D009754
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/07/09
Nuts - Preferred
Concept UI M0015128
Scope note Botanically, a type of single-seeded fruit in which the pericarp enclosing the seed is a hard woody shell. In common usage the term is used loosely for any hard, oil-rich kernel. Of those commonly eaten, only hazel, filbert, and chestnut are strictly nuts. Walnuts, pecans, almonds, and coconuts are really drupes. Brazil nuts, pistachios, macadamias, and cashews are really seeds with a hard shell derived from the testa rather than the pericarp.
Preferred term Nuts
Entry term(s) Nut



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