hinge selvage
ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In Ostracoda, a single ridge extending along the free margin of the carapace, when valves are closed, fitting into the selvage groove of the opposite valve; keeps valves from slipping sideways across each other.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • hinge selvage — (Class Ostracoda): In dorsal margin (hinge area) of valve; ridge like elevation corresponding and occasionally continuous with selvage of anterior, ventral, and posterior margins) [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

  • selvage — (Class Ostracoda): In closing apparatus of valve, ridge like elevation along inner margin; fits into groove (selvage groove) of opposite valve. If margin is simple, selvage represents only ridge; if margin is complex (i.e., inner lamella with… …   Crustacea glossary

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