alivincular hinge

alivincular hinge
(MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia)
A somewhat flattened cord from one bivalve umbo to another, having the long axis transverse to the planes of the margins and the axis of motion.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • alivincular — |ālə|viŋkyələ(r), |al adjective Etymology: ali + vinculum + ar : having a short ligament with its longer axis transverse to the hinge line used of certain bivalves …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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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