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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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Term Definition

HETEROMYARIAN   The restriction of the anterior adductor muscle (in bivalves) to a small size, with the moving of the byssus and foot to the anterior (as in the Mytilidae); see also: ANISOMYARIAN; DIMYARIAN; MONOMYARIAN.

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