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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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Term Definition

ALIVINCULAR   Type of bivalve LIGAMENT not elongated in longitudinal direction nor necessarily situated entirely posterior to beaks, but located between CARDINAL AREAS (where present) of respective valves, with lamellar layer both anterior and posterior to fibrous layer; example: Ostrea; see also: DUPLIVINCULAR; MULTIVINCULAR; PARIVINCULAR.

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