diductor muscles
(BRACHIOPODA)
Two pairs of muscles that open valves of articulates, commonly attached to brachial valve immediately anterior to beak; principal pair usually inserted in pedicle valve on either side of adductor muscles with posterior accessory pair.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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