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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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EXTERNAL   On the outside; see: INTERNAL.

LIGAMENT, EXTERNAL   That part of the ligament visible from outside the bivalve shell, consisting of a LAMELLAR LAYER under tensional stress. See illustration: Composite Bivalve. See also: LIGAMENT, (types).

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