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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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Term Definition

SCALE   Thin, erect, plate-like structures; a localized, thin and flat projection of the outer layer of shell, commonly situated on a COSTA; see also: IMBRICATE; SQUAMOUS; VAULTED SCALE.

SCALE   [need definition]. In CHITONS See illustration: Composite Chiton.

VAULTED SCALE   A curved, erect SCALE tilted in the direction of shell growth.

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