dart sac
(MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda)
A muscular caecum of the vagina that produces a fine-pointed calcareous shaft that is \'shot\' by partners before courtship, lodging in the integument and releasing a stimulus for courtship behavior.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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