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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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SPADIX   A HECTOCOTYLISED special portion of the TENTACLE crown of Nautilus, involving four TENTACLES of one of the lobes of the right side; this forms a sleeved projection with a glandular tip; see also: HECTOCOTYLUS.

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