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Indian Ocean MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Indian Ocean
Tree Number(s)
Z01.756.342
Unique ID
D019156
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019156
Scope Note
A body of water covering approximately one-fifth of the total ocean area of the earth, extending amidst Africa in the west, Australia in the east, Asia in the north, and Antarctica in the south. Including the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, it constitutes the third largest ocean after the ATLANTIC OCEAN and the PACIFIC OCEAN. (New Encyclopaedia Britannica Micropaedia, 15th ed, 1990, p289)
Entry Term(s)
Persian Gulf
Red Sea
History Note
97
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/06/10
Revision Date
2010/06/25
Indian Ocean Preferred
Red Sea Narrower
Persian Gulf Narrower
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