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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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ANTERIOR   Toward the end at or from which the head, in gastropods, or the FOOT in bivalves, tends to emerge; opposite of POSTERIOR; see also: PROSOGYRATE.

ANTERIOR CANAL   The SIPHONAL CANAL; a tubular or trough-like extension of the anterior end of the gastropod aperture, enclosing the INHALANT SIPHON; = CAUDAL CANAL; see also: POSTERIOR CANAL.

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