gastralium


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gastralium

[ga′strā·lē·əm]
(invertebrate zoology)
A microsclere located just beneath the inner cell layer of hexactinellid sponges.
(vertebrate zoology)
One of the riblike structures in the abdomen of certain reptiles.
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