inequivalve

adjective
in·​equivalve | \ "+ \
variants: or less commonly inequivalved \ -​lvd \

Definition of inequivalve

of a bivalve mollusk or its shell
: having the valves unequal in size and form

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History and Etymology for inequivalve

in- entry 1 + equi- + valve or valved (from valve + -ed)

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“Inequivalve.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inequivalve. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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