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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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CHONDROPHORE   A pit or spoon-like shelf in the hinge of a bivalve, such as Mactra, and into which fits a CHITINOUS cushion or RESILIUM.. See illustration: Composite Bivalve. See also: LIGAMENT PIT; RESILIFER.

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