univalve

noun
uni·​valve | \ ˈyü-ni-ˌvalv How to pronounce univalve (audio) \

Definition of univalve

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

Other Words from univalve

univalve adjective

First Known Use of univalve

1668, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Univalve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/univalve. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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