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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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PALLET   One of the two simple or compound CALCAREOUS structures at the siphonal end of some wood-boring mollusks (such as SHIPWORMS), closing the burrow when the siphons are withdrawn.
Illustration: Teredo sp. (left = entire animal; center = pallets; right = shell)

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