Windowpane oysters are harvested for their translucent shells, which are used to make various kinds of decorative objects. This family includes the edible oysters, which mainly belong to the genera Ostrea, Crassostrea, Ostreola, and Saccostrea.
The physicians examining her find what appear to be a number of tiny writhing animals stuck to her tongue, cheeks and gums.
Assuming the creatures are some form of squid parasite, the medics quickly remove them.
The labia ("lips" or folds of skin of the external female genitals) fuse, and the clitoris enlarges to appear like a penis.
In most cases, this person has a normal uterus and fallopian tubes.
Both cultured pearls and natural pearls can be extracted from pearl oysters, though other molluscs, such as the freshwater mussels, also yield pearls of commercial value.