An Illustrated and Cross-Referenced Glossary of
Malacological and Conchological Terms
|by Paul S. Mikkelsen|
|HINGE TOOTH||Shelly STRUCTURE in bivalves (usually on of a series) adjacent to dorsal margin and received in socket in opposite VALVE; hinge teeth serve to hold valves in position when closed.|
|HINGE TOOTH SOCKET||The indentation, in a bivalve shell, which accepts the protruding HINGE TOOTH when the valves are closed. See illustration: Composite Bivalve.|
|HINGE TOOTH||See: HINGE TOOTH.|
|TRANSPOSED HINGE TOOTH||
[need definition]. See: TRANSPOSED HINGE.
See: Van der Schalie, H. 1936. Transposed hinge teeth of North American naiades. Nautilus 49(3):79-84.
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