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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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Term Definition

SIPHONOSTOMATE   Descriptive of a shell with a discontinuous PERISTOME, interrupted anteriorly by a sinus that may be prolonged into a shell siphon, called the SIPHONAL NOTCH or canal; = SIPHONOSTOMATOUS; see also: HOLOSTOMATE.

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