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Insects

"Insects" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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The class Insecta, in the phylum ARTHROPODA, whose members are characterized by division into three parts: head, thorax, and abdomen. They are the dominant group of animals on earth; several hundred thousand different kinds having been described. Three orders, HEMIPTERA; DIPTERA; and SIPHONAPTERA; are of medical interest in that they cause disease in humans and animals. (From Borror et al., An Introduction to the Study of Insects, 4th ed, p1)


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Insects" by people in this website by year, and whether "Insects" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 23 publications over 12 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2002 and 2004 and 2009 and 2011
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