adj. [Gr. ana, backwards; strephein, to turn]
(MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda)
In Prosobranchia, as in Architectonica , pertaining to a heterostrophic shell with the protoconch coiled about the same axis as the teloconch and the nucleus directed toward the base of the shell.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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