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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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RADULA FORMULA   A series of numbers indicating the number of MARGINAL TEETH, LATERAL TEETH and the RACHIDIAN TOOTH, and (again) the lateral teeth and marginals.
Example: a formula of 3+6+R+6+3 indicates 3 marginal teeth, 6 lateral teeth and 1 rachidian (R) tooth. The radula formula may be simply "1" if the radula is UNISERIATE, having only rachidian teeth. See also: DOCOGLOSSATE; STENOGLOSSATE; RHIPIDOOGLOSSATE; TAENIOGLOSSATE; TOXOGLOSSATE.

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