n. [L. articulare, to divide]
(MOLLUSCA: Polyplacophora)
The shell layer between the tegmentum and hypostracum, that is composed of several separate components of crystalline shell structure; formerly the hard, semiporcellaneous shell layer projecting past the tegmentum forming the insertion plates and the sutural laminae.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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