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insertion-plate

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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the polyplacophorous Mollusca, or chitons, a projection of the inner orporcellanous shell-layer (articulamentum) beyond the margin of the plates into the girdle or flexible band which holds the plates together. Insertion-plates serve the function of binding the valves firmly to the girdle.

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