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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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Term Definition

= CaCO3
  The mineral, CaCO3, which makes up molluscan shells, occurring in different forms such as ARAGONITE, CALCITE, and VATERITE. See also: PRISMATIC LAYER; PORCELANEOUS LAYER; PRISMATIC LAYER.

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