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  • n. One of the muscles that open the shell of a brachiopod; a cardinal muscle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the muscles which open the shell of brachiopods; a cardinal muscle. See Illust. of brachiopoda.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That which divaricates, as a muscle which causes parts to separate or recede from each other; something divellent.


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