univalve

noun
uni·valve | \ ˈyü-ni-ˌvalv \

Definition of univalve 

1 : a mollusk with a shell consisting of one valve especially : gastropod

2 : the shell of a univalve

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univalve adjective

First Known Use of univalve

1668, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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