Odontophore

The odontophore is part of the feeding mechanism in molluscs. It is the cartilage which underlies and supports the radula, a ribbon of teeth. The radula is found in every class of molluscs except for the bivalves. The feeding apparatus can be extended from the mouth of the animal, and the radular ribbon can slide over the odontophore. By moving th...
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Odontophore

• (n.) 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.
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odontophore

<marine biology> 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. ... Origin: Odonto- + Gr. To bear. ... (19 Mar 1998) ...
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odontophore

(from the article `gastropod`) As in all molluscan groups except the bivalves, gastropods have an odontophore at the anterior end of the digestive tract. Generally, this organ ...
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Odontophore

O·don'to·phore noun [ Odonto- + Greek ... to bear.] (Zoology) 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. S...
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