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
plural -s : any snail of the genus Valvata

Word History


New Latin, from feminine of valvatus valvate

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“Valvata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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