abapical
adj. [L. ab, from; apex, top]
1. Pertains to the opposite of apical and thus the lower pole of spherical organisms.
2. (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda)
Away from the shell apex toward base along axis or slightly oblique to it.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • abapical — adjective Of or pertaining to something at its lowest point. Ant: apical …   Wiktionary

  • abapical — Opposite the apex …   Medical dictionary

  • abapical —   a. at lowest point …   Dictionary of difficult words

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  • anterior — adj. [L. ante, before] 1. Before or toward the front. 2. Pertaining to the direction in which the head tends to point when an animal is active. 3. (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda) In a crawling gastropod, pertaining to the head being closest to that part… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • lower — adj. [ON. lagr, low] (MOLLUSCA) The abapical part of the shell …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • outer face — (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda) In a shell whorl, the surface between the shoulder and the abapical suture or margin of base; same as side of whorl …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • side — n. [A.S. side, side] (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda) The surface of a shell, when present, between the shoulder and abapical suture or margin of the base …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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