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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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ARTICULAMENTUM   Inner layer of a CHITON shell; the inner, usually hard, semi-porcelaneous shell layer, generally projecting past the TEGMENTUM on the sides and front of the valves to form the INSERTION PLATES and the sutural laminae.

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