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SUBJECT pearl (animal material)
TYPE AAT
REFERENCE ID 300011827
NOTES A smooth round bead formed primarily within the shells of two distantly related groups of molluscan bivalves or clams, including the ocean-dwelling pearl oysters and the freshwater river mussels. Pearls are used in jewelry and for other ornamental puposes; they are considered a gem.
HIERARCHY pearl (animal material)

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