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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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DECOLLATE   Cut off; TRUNCATED, e.g., the top several whorls of the spire (as in Truncatella spp.); typically, the loss of this portion of the shell is by design, rather than wear or corrosion; see: CORRODED.

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