inequivalve

adjective in·equivalve \"+\
variants: less commonly

inequivalved

\-lvd\

Definition of inequivalve

of a bivalve mollusk or its shell

  1. :  having the valves unequal in size and form

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Origin and Etymology of inequivalve

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


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