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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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DISCONTIGUOUS   Not touching each other, as in the whorls of some gastropods in which the whorls are separated and do not rest upon or touch each other; see: CONTIGUOUS; CONTINUOUS; WHORL, DISJUNCT; GYROCONIC.

WHORL, DISCONTIGUOUS   Having subsequent WHORLS not touching the previous; = WHORL, DISJUNCT; = GYROCONIC.

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