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bivalve

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adjective bi·valve \ˈbī-ˌvalv\

Definition of bivalve

  1. :  being or having a shell composed of two valves



1661

First Known Use of bivalve

1661

Rhymes with bivalve


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bivalve

noun bi·valve

Simple Definition of bivalve

  • biology : a sea animal that has a shell with two movable parts connected by a hinge

Full Definition of bivalve

  1. :  any of a class (Bivalvia syn. Pelecypoda) of typically marine mollusks (as clams, oysters, or scallops) that have a 2-valved hinged shell, are usually filter feeders, and lack a distinct head

Examples of bivalve

  1. clams, mussels, oysters, and other bivalves



1683

First Known Use of bivalve

1683


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