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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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Term Definition

HOLOSTOMATE   Characterizing an aperture lip of a gastropod shell that is uninterrupted by any anterior notch or sinus; = HOLOSTOMATOUS; see also: ENTIRE; SIMPLE; SIPHONOSTOMATE (= SIPHONOSTOMATOUS).

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