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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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Term Definition

CARDINAL TOOTH   The main or largest teeth (usually) in a bivalve HINGE, located just below the UMBONES. See illustration: Composite Bivalve. See also: TOOTH, LATERAL.

PSEUDOCARDINAL TOOTH   Tooth irregular in form situated close to the beak (as in some Unionaceans).

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