A cartilaginous projection in the mouth of a mollusc, on which the radula is supported.
- The possession of an odontophore internal to the mouth angle ossicles can only be interpreted as an apomorphy of crown asteroids.
- The odontophore is an unpaired typically T-shaped ossicle between and dorsal to the distal side of each mouth-angle ossicular pair.
- We also explore the extraxial nature and phylogenetic significance of the odontophore.
- Example sentences
- The odontophoral process of the proso branch gastropods is situated at the distal end of the proboscis.
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