[ muhl-ti-valv ]
/ ˈmʌl tɪˌvælv /


(of a shell) composed of more than two valves or pieces.


a multivalve mollusk or its shell.


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Origin of multivalve

First recorded in 1745–55; multi- + valve Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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