An Illustrated and Cross-Referenced Glossary of
Malacological and Conchological Terms
|by Paul S. Mikkelsen|
|ADDUCTOR MUSCLE||One of two muscles connecting bivalve shells, tending to draw them together; these muscles leave diagnostic impressions on the inner surface of the valves; see also: ADDUCTOR SCAR; DIMYARIAN; MONOMYARIAN.|
|MUSCLE SCAR, ADDUCTOR||
The imprint, on the interior of a bivalve shell, created by the attachment of the ADDUCTOR MUSCLE. See illustration: Composite Bivalve.
See: Bivalve terminology, Anatomy of bivalves by Marlo Krisberg.
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