valvata

noun val·va·ta \valˈvätə, -ˈvātə\

Definition of valvata

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of freshwater operculate snails (suborder Taenioglossa) having the gill attached only by the base so that it forms a process like a feather outside the shell when extended

  2. 2 plural -s :  any snail of the genus Valvata

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Origin and Etymology of valvata

New Latin, from feminine of valvatus valvate


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