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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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Term Definition

CURVED   Arched or gently bent; = ARCUATE.

INCURVED   Curved inwardly toward the shell or upward and inward toward the SPIRE; see: INFLECTED.

RECURVED   Curved or bent backward; when used in reference to symmetrical CONICAL univalves, signifies that the apex is turned towards the posterior margin (as in Emarginula spp.); see also: DEFLEXED; REFLECTED; REFLEXED.

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