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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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CLADOHEPATIC   Having the "liver" or digestive gland broken up and dispersed throughout the body and often into club-shaped CERATA or fleshy fingers on the DORSUM of OPISTHOBRANCHS. This condition originated independently in various groups and can be used only for identification and not classification; see also: CERATA; HOLOHEPATIC.

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