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Beak MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Beak
Tree Number(s)
A13.114
Unique ID
D001502
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001502
Annotation
not restricted to birds
Scope Note
In some animals, the jaws together with their horny covering. The beak usually refers to the bill of birds in which the whole varies greatly in form according of the food and habits of the bird. While the beak refers most commonly to birds, the anatomical counterpart is found also in the turtle, squid, and octopus. (From Webster, 3d ed & Storer, et al., General Zoology, 6th ed, p491, 755)
Entry Term(s)
Bill, Avian
Previous Indexing
Birds (1966-1967)
Public MeSH Note
68
History Note
68
Date Established
1968/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1995/03/13
Beak Preferred
Bill, Avian Narrower
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