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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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HINGE LINE   In bivalves, the region along which the VALVES are attached to each other. Term applied loosely by many authors to part of bivalve shell bordering dorsal margins and occupied by or close to hinge teeth and ligament; used by some in same sense as HINGE AXIS.

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