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Cyprus MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Cyprus
Tree Number(s)
Z01.542.580.500.300
Z01.639.640.300
Unique ID
D003535
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003535
Annotation
an island republic in the eastern Mediterranean
Scope Note
An island republic in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Its capital is Nicosia. It was colonized by the Phoenicians and ancient Greeks and ruled successively by the Assyrian, Persian, Ptolemaic, Roman, and Byzantine Empires. It was under various countries from the 12th to the 20th century but became independent in 1960. The name comes from the Greek Kupros, probably representing the Sumerian kabar or gabar, copper, famous in historic times for its copper mines. The cypress tree is also named after the island. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p308 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p134)
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Cyprus Preferred
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