adapertural

adapertural

[‚ad′ap·ə‚chər·əl]
(invertebrate zoology)
Near the aperture, specifically of a conch.
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Two distinct muscle scars are preserved as slightly raised areas on the internal mould about half a whorl back from the latest preserved growth stage, just adapertural of the transverse repaired break.
Adapertural location of the retractor muscle attachment area in Oriostoma (Mollusca, Gastropoda): a consequence of mode of life.