endostracum
n. [Gr. endon, within; ostrakon, shell]
1. (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata)
For arachnids, see epiostracum.
2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
The endocuticle.
3. (MOLLUSCA)
The inner layer of a shell.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • endostracum — end·os·tra·cum …   English syllables

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  • endostracal — (ˈ)en|dästrə̇kəl adjective Etymology: endostracum + al : consisting of or involving an endostracum …   Useful english dictionary

  • en|dos|tra|cum — «ehn DOS truh kuhm», noun, plural tra|ca « truh kuh». the inner layer of the shell of a crustacean. ╂[< New Latin endostracum < Greek éndon within + óstrakon shell] …   Useful english dictionary

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