histrichoglossate


histrichoglossate
adj. [Gr. hystrix, porcupine; glossa, tongue]
(MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda)
Referring to the radula, consisting of numerous types or categories of teeth: a median central tooth plus several kinds of lateral and marginal teeth, in retrograde oblique position, often in bristlelike fascicles.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.


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