resilium

noun
re·sil·i·um | \rə̇ˈzilēəm, rēˈz-\
plural resilia\-lēə \

Definition of resilium 

: the internal part of the hinge ligament of a bivalve shell resembling in consistency and often described as cartilage but being in fact chitinous

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History and Etymology for resilium

New Latin, from Latin resilire to rebound

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