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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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URICOTELIC   The renal condition in land gastropods in which nitrogenous excretion requires loss of little water, as almost insoluble uric acid is excreted. White, crystalline deposits accumulate in the gland cells of the kidney, being discharged as spherules at rather long intervals --- four to six weeks in the Roman Snail, or remaining during HIBERNATION in a "kidney of accumulation;" see also: AMMONOTELIC.

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