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West Indies MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
West Indies
Tree Number(s)
Z01.107.084.900
Z01.639.880
Unique ID
D014900
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014900
Annotation
the indentions can be grouped as the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles & the Bahamas: see MeSH definition
Scope Note
Islands lying between southeastern North America and northern South America, enclosing the Caribbean Sea. They comprise the Greater Antilles (CUBA; DOMINICAN REPUBLIC; HAITI; JAMAICA; and PUERTO RICO), the Lesser Antilles (ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA and the other Leeward Islands, BARBADOS; MARTINIQUE and the other Windward Islands, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES; VIRGIN ISLANDS OF THE UNITED STATES, BRITISH VIRGINI ISLANDS, and the islands north of Venezuela which include TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO), and the BAHAMAS. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1330)
Entry Term(s)
Caribbean Islands
Cayman Islands
Montserrat
Turks and Caicos Islands
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2015/06/29
West Indies Preferred
Montserrat Narrower
Turks and Caicos Islands Narrower
Cayman Islands Narrower
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