shelliness

shelliness

(ˈʃɛlɪnɪs)
n
1. the state or quality of being covered with shells
2. the condition of being shy and reserved
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In an insightful treatment, Kidwell and Jablonski (1983) noted the significant of sediment "shelliness" and positive ecological feedbacks of shell to changing benthic community composition (termed "taphonomic feedback").
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