pentodont hinge
(Class Ostracoda):
A five element hinge, in which the anterior and posterior region of the median element are differentiated, either crenulate or smooth (Family Pectocytheridae only) [Cohen, Peterson, and Maddocks, in press].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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  • hinge — (Class Ostracoda): Complementary interlocking articulatory structures on inner dorsal margin of valves. See: ADont hinge, merodont hinge, lophodont hinge, pentodont hinge, holomerodont hinge, antimerodont hinge, entomodont hinge, gongylodont… …   Crustacea glossary

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