eleutherorhabdic

eleutherorhabdic
adj. [Gr. eleutheros, free; rhabdos, rod]
(MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia)
Pertaining to ctenidia with each filament having approximately two ciliated disks that interlock holding the filaments in position; junctions by ciliated disks; see synaptorhabdic.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • synaptorhabdic — adj. [Gr. synapsis, union; rhabdos, rod] (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) Pertaining to ctenidia where filaments are connected at their interlamellar edges by strands of cellular tissue; organic interfilamentary junctions; see eleutherorhabdic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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