adj. [Gr. homos, same; rhabdos, rod]
(MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia)
Pertaining to lamellibranch gill filaments that are arranged in a flat, uniform series; see heterorhabdic.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • heterorhabdic — adj. [Gr. heteros, different; rhabdos, rod] (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) Pertaining to plicate lamellibranchiate gill in which the filament in the bottom of the depression between two successive plicae is longer than the other filaments; see homorhabdic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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