outer lamella
(Class Ostracoda):
Relatively think outer wall of valve. Consists of a mineralized layer between two thinner, chitinous layers. (See also inner lamella) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Class Ostracoda):
The outer layer of epidermis and cuticle of the dorsal body fold forming the valve; may be calcified or uncalcified [Cohen, Peterson, and Maddocks, in press].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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  • flange — (Class Ostracoda): In closing apparatus of valve, ridge like inner margin formed by projecting outer lamella. Fits into flange groove of opposite valve. (See also list, selvage) [Stachowitsch, 1992]. (Class Ostracoda): Ridge along valve margin… …   Crustacea glossary

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