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Cuba MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Cuba
Tree Number(s)
Z01.107.084.900.225
Z01.639.880.225
Unique ID
D003462
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003462
Annotation
an island in the Greater Antilles in the West Indies
Scope Note
An island in the Greater Antilles in the West Indies, south of Florida. With the adjacent islands it forms the Republic of Cuba. Its capital is Havana. It was discovered by Columbus on his first voyage in 1492 and conquered by Spain in 1511. It has a varied history under Spain, Great Britain, and the United States but has been independent since 1902. The name Cuba is said to be an Indian name of unknown origin but the language that gave the name is extinct, so the etymology is a conjecture. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p302 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p132)
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Cuba Preferred
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