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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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LANGMUIR TROTH   The groove, constructed by the FOOT of gastropods floating upside down on the surface of water, which collects the surface monolayer of protein, draws it over the foot by CILIA, and is intercepted by the RADULA. This process accomplished by the freshwater Lymnaea, and tropical prosobranchs Ampullarius and Pila.

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