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multivalve

[ muhl-ti-valv ]
/ ˈmʌl tɪˌvælv /
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adjective
(of a shell) composed of more than two valves or pieces.
noun
a multivalve mollusk or its shell.
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Origin of multivalve

First recorded in 1745–55; multi- + valve
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