brephic

brephic

adjective Referring to an early stage of development; is not used in the working medical parlance—the preferred term is embryonic.
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Shell surface of the brephic and adult shell finely and densely pitted with subcircular pits slightly exceeding 1 [micro]m across.
emanuelensis Brock & Holmer, 2004, from the Floian, Emanuel Formation in Western Australia, is also characterized by a smooth larval shell and finely pitted microornament of the brephic and adult shell, but it differs from the newly described species in having an elongate suboval, rather than a teardrop-shaped outline, a wider ventral pseudointerarea and a long median ridge bisecting the dorsal visceral area.