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univalve

[ yoo-nuh-valv ]
/ 藞yu n蓹藢v忙lv /
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adjective Also u路ni路valved, u路ni路val路vu路lar [yoo-nuh-val-vyuh-ler]. /藢yu n蓹藞v忙l vy蓹 l蓹r/.
having one valve.
(of a shell) composed of a single valve or piece.
noun
a univalve mollusk or its shell.
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Origin of univalve

First recorded in 1655鈥65; uni- + valve
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British Dictionary definitions for univalve

univalve
/ (藞ju藧n瑟藢v忙lv) zoology /

adjective
relating to, designating, or possessing a mollusc shell that consists of a single piece (valve)
noun
a gastropod mollusc or its shell
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Scientific definitions for univalve

univalve
[ y艒艒n沫-v膬lv鈥 ]

A gastropod, especially one with a single shell, such as a snail, cone, whelk, abalone, or limpet. Univalves belong to the subclass Prosobranchia. Their shells are usually spiral and can hold the whole animal inside. Compare bivalve.
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