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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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BROODER   Term applied to a bivalve or gastropod which retains the young within the parental shell, and liberates them as miniature forms of the adult, or as larvae, but not as fertilized or unfertilized eggs; see also: BIVALVE, BROODING; DEVELOPMENT, DIRECT.

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