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height (noun; Anglo-Saxon hiehthu, height): 1. (Mollusca: Gastropoda) The length parallel to the shell axis through the columella.

2. (Mollusca: Bivalvia) The greatest vertical dimension through the beak at right angles to a line bisecting the adductor scars

See also: altitude.