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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

First Known Use of bivalve

1661


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bivalve

noun bi·valve

Definition of bivalve

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

Examples of bivalve in a Sentence

  1. clams, mussels, oysters, and other bivalves

First Known Use of bivalve

1683


BIVALVE Defined for English Language Learners

bivalve

noun

Definition of bivalve for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

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bivalve

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adjective bi·valve \ˈbī-ˌvalv\
variants: also

bivalved

\-ˌvalvd\play

Medical Definition of bivalve

  1. :  having or consisting of two corresponding movable pieces suggesting the shells of mollusks a bivalve speculum a bivalve cast


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bivalve

transitive verb bi·valve

Medical Definition of bivalve

bivalved

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bivalving

  1. :  to split (a cast) along one or two sides (as to relieve pressure)



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