- a structure in the mouth of most mollusks over which the radula is drawn backward and forward in the process of breaking up food.
Origin of odontophore
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Lingual ribbon: The chitinous band of teeth, or rasp, borne upon the odontophore; the radula.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
- an oral muscular protrusible structure in molluscs that supports the radula
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