Definition of Odontophore. Meaning of Odontophore. Synonyms of Odontophore

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Definition of Odontophore

Odontophore
Odontophore O*don"to*phore, n. [Odonto- + Gr. ? to bear.] (Zo["o]l.) A special structure found in the mouth of most mollusks, except bivalves. It consists of several muscles and a cartilage which supports a chitinous radula, or lingual ribbon, armed with teeth. Also applied to the radula alone. See Radula.

Meaning of Odontophore from wikipedia

- The odontop**** is part of the feeding mechanism in molluscs. It is the cartilage which underlies and supports the radula, a ribbon of teeth. The radula...
- species have teeth that bend with the membrane as it moves over the odontop****, whereas in other species, the teeth are firmly rooted in place, and...
- than in vertebrate cartilage. In gastropods, the interest lies on the odontop****, a cartilaginous structure that supports the radula. The most studied...
- ganglia which are ****ociated with feeding and controlling the animal's odontop****, the muscular cushion used to support the limpet's radula (a kind of...
- functions to s****e bacteria and algae off rocks, and is ****ociated with the odontop****, a cartilaginous supporting organ. The radula is unique to the molluscs...
- the seaweed or rears up to grasp the fronds with its radula and the odontop**** (cartilage) that supports it. It may also swim, in a manner reminiscent...
- head and they lack some usual molluscan organs like the radula and the odontop****. They include the clams, oysters, ****les, mussels, scallops, and numerous...
- Mangan, EV, Adams, BW, Crago, PE, and Chiel, HJ. Radula-centric and Odontop****-centric Kinematic Models of Swallowing in Aplysia californica, J. Exp...
- Carpus Dactylus M**** Suckers and hooks Buccal region Aptychus Beak Odontop**** Radula Spadix and antispadix Occipital region Nuchal crest (occipital...
- perelegans is unique among other streptaxids, because it has no radula, no odontop**** and no retractor muscles ****ociated with these structures. It is the...
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