pallial sinus


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pallial sinus

[′pal·ē·əl ‚sī·nəs]
(invertebrate zoology)
An inward bend in the posterior portion of the pallial line in bivalve mollusks.
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A t-test was used to compare the length of the pallial sinus between the two species.
Visual observations suggested that the depth of pallial sinus differs between the two species (Fig.
Morphometric differences of the shell (width to length ratio and width to height ratio) and the length of the pallial sinus significantly differed between two species.
In deep burrowers, the pallial line show a pallial sinus in order to lengthen the muscles of a retractable siphon [18].