cardiac pyloric valve

cardiac pyloric valve
(ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
In Decapoda, a calcified triangular plate that may be flat or curved, generally covered with elongate setae pointing backwards, or covered by a thick corrugated layer of pigmented chitin; functioning as a guard to the pyloric opening.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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