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Nuts MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Nuts
Tree Number(s)
A18.024.500.500
G07.203.300.700
J02.500.700
Unique ID
D009754
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009754
Annotation
/adv eff; consider also NUT HYPERSENSITIVITY; PEANUTS see ARACHIS is also available
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.
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2015/07/09
Nuts Preferred
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