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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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  To pass the summer or dry periods in an inactive state (common for some land snails, which may create an EPIPHRAGM to seal the APERTURE of the shell to conserve moisture); see also: HIBERNATE.

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