mantle fold
(MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia)
In oysters, one of 3 small folds at the edge of a mantle lobe.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • mantle — man tle, n. [OE. mantel, OF. mantel, F. manteau, fr. L. mantellum, mantelum, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle (cf. mantele, mantile, towel, napkin); prob. from manus hand + the root of tela cloth. See {Manual}, {Textile}, and cf. {Mandil}, {Mantel} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mantle (mollusc) — European Squid (Loligo vulgaris). The mantle is all that is visible behind the head: the outer body wall and the fins are all part of the mantle …   Wikipedia

  • mantle — mantle1 noun 1》 a woman s loose sleeveless cloak or shawl. 2》 a covering: a mantle of snow. 3》 an important role or responsibility that passes from one person to another. [with allusion to the passing of Elijah s cloak (mantle) to Elisha (2 Kings …   English new terms dictionary

  • mantle — I. noun Etymology: Middle English mantel, from Anglo French, from Latin mantellum Date: 13th century 1. a. a loose sleeveless garment worn over other clothes ; cloak b. a figurative cloak symbolizing preeminence or authority < accepted the mantle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Mantle — n. & v. n. 1 a loose sleeveless cloak, esp. of a woman. 2 a covering (a mantle of snow). 3 a spiritual influence or authority (see 2 Kings 2:13). 4 a fragile lacelike tube fixed round a gas jet to give an incandescent light. 5 an outer fold of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mantle — n. & v. n. 1 a loose sleeveless cloak, esp. of a woman. 2 a covering (a mantle of snow). 3 a spiritual influence or authority (see 2 Kings 2:13). 4 a fragile lacelike tube fixed round a gas jet to give an incandescent light. 5 an outer fold of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mantle — n. [L. mantellum, cloak] 1. Something that enfolds, envelopes or covers. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In thoracic Cirripedia, membranous covering of the body, often strengthened by calcareous plates. 3. (BRACHIOPODA) Prolongation of the body wall… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • shell fold — 1. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) The part of the carapace behind the cephalon. 2. (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) The outer fold of the mantle edge that houses the periostracal glands at its base …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • tentacular fold — (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) The central fold of the oyster mantle edge that bears the tentacles in two rows …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • bivalve — bivalvular /buy val vyeuh leuhr/, adj. /buy valv /, n. 1. Also called lamellibranch. Zool. any mollusk, as the oyster, clam, scallop, or mussel, of the class Bivalvia, having two shells hinged together, a soft body, and lamellate gills. adj. 2.… …   Universalium

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