Glossary

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The glossary provided here is largely based on “Seashells of Southern Florida: Bivalves,” by Paula M. Mikkelsen & Rüdiger Bieler, Princeton University Press. Production of this glossary was funded in part by the National Science Foundation’s Partnerships in Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy [PEET] Program, NSF-DEB-9978119, “Bivalves - Research, Training, Electronic Dissemination of Data” (1999-2008) to Bieler and Mikkelsen.

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QUADRANGULAR
QUADRANGULAR fig.Having four angles, thus four sizes, e.g., somewhat square or rectangular in profile (figure: Hiatella arctica).
QUENSTEDT MUSCLES
Ctenidial (see CTENIDIUM) protractor muscles (in members of Ostreidae).