O*don"to*phore (?), n. [Odonto- + Gr. to bear.] Zool.

A special structure found in the mouth of most mollusks, except bivalves. It consists of several muscles and a cartilage which supports a chitinous radula, or lingual ribbon, armed with teeth. Also applied to the radula alone. See Radula.


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