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United States Virgin Islands MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
United States Virgin Islands
Tree Number(s)
Z01.107.084.900.970
Z01.639.880.970
Unique ID
D014767
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014767
Annotation
a group of islands in the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies; do not confuse with the British Virgin Islands to their north ( = VIRGIN ISLANDS, BRITISH see WEST INDIES)
Scope Note
A group of islands in the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies, the three main islands being St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John. The capital is Charlotte Amalie. Before 1917 the U.S. Virgin Islands were held by the Danish and called the Danish West Indies but the name was changed when the United States acquired them by purchase.
Entry Term(s)
Virgin Islands of the United States
Previous Indexing
West Indies (1966-1981)
History Note
2014(1982)
Date Established
1982/01/01
Date of Entry
1981/05/15
Revision Date
2019/05/24
United States Virgin Islands Preferred
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