"Grooming" 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.
An animal's cleaning and caring for the body surface. This includes preening, the cleaning and oiling of feathers with the bill or of hair with the tongue.
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Grooming".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Grooming".
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