Definition of ctenidium in English:
noun (plural ctenidia /-ˈnidēə/)Zoology
A comblike structure, especially a respiratory organ or gill in a mollusk, consisting of an axis with a row of projecting filaments.
- Meanwhile, Pelseneer had come up with a classification of bivalves based on the structure of the ctenidia.
- Chaetoderms lack pedal grooves, have ctenidia paired in a small posterior mantle cavity, have a cuticular shield around the mouth and the stomach and digestive glands are separate.
- Polyplacophorans have six to 88 pairs of bipectinate ctenidia, the number of which is typically not species specific, increasing as the individual grows.
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