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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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ABAPICAL   Away from the APEX; opposite of ADAPICAL; see also: APICAL.

ADAPICAL   Toward the APEX; opposite of ABAPICAL; see also: APICAL.

APICAL   Pertaining to the APEX; see also: ABAPICAL; ADAPICAL.

APICAL PLUG   A CALCAREOUS plate at the spire-end of the tubular shells of the Caecidae (Gastropoda); see also: MUCRO.

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