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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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TRANSVERSE   Crossing the shell horizontally (i.e., spirally); see also: AXIAL; SPIRAL. In bivalves, the direction perpendicular to that of the CARDINAL AXIS in plane of valve margins; see also: CONCENTRIC; DIVARICATE.

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