electron shell

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electron shell

[i′lek‚trän ′shel]
(atomic physics)
The collection of all the electron states in an atom which have a given principal quantum number.
The collection of all the electron states in an atom which have a given principal quantum number and a given orbital angular momentum quantum number.
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Table 4 Larval and post-larval shell dimensions for "Bathymodiolus" childressi PI (1) PII/ Provinculum Dissoconch (1) Shell type Hinge (2) Length Length Height Length # Teeth D-shell (3) 71.
childressi to D-shell veligers only when the parent mussels were collected during the peak of their spawning season (Table I) and the temperature was raised from 7-8 [degrees]C to 12-14 [degrees]C immediately following hatching.
As a matter of fact, the cultures that developed to D-shell veligers were never fed.