typhlosole


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typhlosole

[′tif·lə‚sōl]
(invertebrate zoology)
A dorsal longitudinal invagination of the intestinal wall in certain invertebrates serving to increase the absorptive surface.
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Those that are accepted continue to the major typhlosole, or the minor typhlosole where it penetrates into the ducts of the digestive diverticula, on the right or left side of the stomach.
The position of the larger typhlosole, as it leaves the opening of the intestine, deviating increasingly to the left and penetrating into the DDD1 has been described by Purchon (1958) for the Unionidae, Chamidae and Gastrochaenidae.