An Illustrated and Cross-Referenced Glossary of
Malacological and Conchological Terms

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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Term Definition

PROSOCLINE   Sloping (from lower end) in anterior direction (term applied to HINGE TEETH and, in some genera, to body of shell); opposite of OPISTHOCLINE.

See photos on the "Let's Talk Seashells" website: Tricky terminology, prosocline and opisthocline.

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