Pallial sinus
Pallial Pal"li*al, a. [L. pallium a mantle. See {Pall}.] (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to a mantle, especially to the mantle of mollusks; produced by the mantle; as, the pallial line, or impression, which marks the attachment of the mantle on the inner surface of a bivalve shell. See Illust. of {Bivalve}. [1913 Webster]

{Pallial chamber} (Zo["o]l.), the cavity inclosed by the mantle.

{Pallial sinus} (Zo["o]l.), an inward bending of the pallial line, near the posterior end of certain bivalve shells, to receive the siphon. See Illust. of {Bivalve}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pallial sinus — Sinus Si nus, n.; pl. L. {Sinus}, E. {Sinuses}. [L., a bent surface, a curve, the folds or bosom of a garment, etc., a bay. Cf. {Sine}, n.] 1. An opening; a hollow; a bending. [1913 Webster] 2. A bay of the sea; a recess in the shore. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pallial sinus — 1. (BRACHIOPODA) see mantle canal. 2. (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) A notch or recess in the pallial line …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pallial sinus — noun 1. : an often conspicuous inward bend in the posterior part of the pallial line of a bivalve mollusk 2. : any of the branching channels through which fluids circulate in the mantle of a brachiopod …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sinus — Si nus, n.; pl. L. {Sinus}, E. {Sinuses}. [L., a bent surface, a curve, the folds or bosom of a garment, etc., a bay. Cf. {Sine}, n.] 1. An opening; a hollow; a bending. [1913 Webster] 2. A bay of the sea; a recess in the shore. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sinus — Si nus, n.; pl. L. {Sinus}, E. {Sinuses}. [L., a bent surface, a curve, the folds or bosom of a garment, etc., a bay. Cf. {Sine}, n.] 1. An opening; a hollow; a bending. [1913 Webster] 2. A bay of the sea; a recess in the shore. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sinus venosus — Sinus Si nus, n.; pl. L. {Sinus}, E. {Sinuses}. [L., a bent surface, a curve, the folds or bosom of a garment, etc., a bay. Cf. {Sine}, n.] 1. An opening; a hollow; a bending. [1913 Webster] 2. A bay of the sea; a recess in the shore. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pallial — Pal li*al, a. [L. pallium a mantle. See {Pall}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to a mantle, especially to the mantle of mollusks; produced by the mantle; as, the pallial line, or impression, which marks the attachment of the mantle on the inner… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pallial chamber — Pallial Pal li*al, a. [L. pallium a mantle. See {Pall}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to a mantle, especially to the mantle of mollusks; produced by the mantle; as, the pallial line, or impression, which marks the attachment of the mantle on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sinuses — Sinus Si nus, n.; pl. L. {Sinus}, E. {Sinuses}. [L., a bent surface, a curve, the folds or bosom of a garment, etc., a bay. Cf. {Sine}, n.] 1. An opening; a hollow; a bending. [1913 Webster] 2. A bay of the sea; a recess in the shore. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grooved carpet shell — Taxobox name = Ruditapes decussatus regnum = Animalia phylum = Mollusca classis = Bivalvia ordo = Veneroida familia = Veneridae genus = Ruditapes species = R. decussatus binomial = Ruditapes decussatus binomial authority = L., 1758The grooved… …   Wikipedia

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