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trivalve

[trahy-valv]
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adjective
  1. having three valves, as a shell.
noun
  1. a trivalve shell.

Origin of trivalve

First recorded in 1675–85; tri- + valve
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Examples from the Web for trivalve

Historical Examples

  • There is, however, an instrument similar to these trivalve instruments in the museum at Athens.

    Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times

    John Stewart Milne


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