noun re·sil·i·um \rə̇ˈzilēəm, rēˈz-\

Definition of resilium



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of resilium

New Latin, from Latin resilire to rebound — more at resilient

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capable of being understood in two ways

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