mantle lobe

mantle lobe

[′mant·əl ‚lōb]
(invertebrate zoology)
Either of the flaps on the dorsal and ventral sides of the mantle in bivalve mollusks.
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The mantle lobe is ciliated sparsely, but ciliation of the apical and pedicle lobes remains uniform.
Histology and cell ultrastucture of the mantle and mantle lobes of the eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin): a summary atlas.
The two siphons [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED] are formed by fusion of the inner folds of the mantle lobes.