n. [L. brachium, arm; Gr. phorein, to bear]
Blades of the secondary shell projecting from the side of the notothyrium and forming anteromedian boundaries of sockets in some brachial valves.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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