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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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Term Definition

MUCRO (1)   The posterior, pointed septum of caecid gastropods ( = APICAL PLUG).
Photo: Meioceras cornucopiae

MUCRO (2)   The high point on the eighth (VIII) VALVE of a CHITON shell. See illustration: Composite Chiton.

MUCRONATE   Sharp; see also: MURICATED.

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