Bivalve

• (n.) A pericarp in which the seed case opens or splits into two parts or valves. • (a.) Having two shells or valves which open and shut, as the oyster and certain seed vessels. • (n.) A mollusk having a shell consisting of two lateral plates or valves joined together by an elastic ligament at the hinge, which is usually strengthene...
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bivalve

1. <marine biology> A mollusk having a shell consisting of two lateral plates or valves joined together by an elastic ligament at the hinge, which is usually strengthened by prominences called teeth. The shell is closed by the contraction of two transverse muscles attached to the inner surface, as in the clam, or by one, as in the oyster. See...
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bivalve

bivalved adjective used of mollusks having two shells (as clams etc.)
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Bivalve

Bi'valve adjective [ Prefix bi- + valve .] (Zoology & Bot.) Having two shells or valves which open and shut, as the oyster and certain seed vessels.
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Bivalve

Bi'valve noun [ French bivalve ; bi- (L. bis ) + valve valve.] 1. (Zoology) A mollusk having a shell consisting of two lateral plates or valves joined together by an elastic ligament at the hinge, which is usually strengthened by prominences called teeth
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Bivalve

a group of molluscs with flattened bodies enclosed by a pair shells (valves) made of hard calcite
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Bivalve

a member of the mollusk class Bivalvia¸ which have a dorsally hinged, calcareous shell comprised of two valves, and includes the oysters, clams, and mussels.
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bivalve

A mollusk having two shells hinged together, as the oyster, clam, or mussel; or any animal with two halves to its shell such as an ostracode or brachiopod.
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Bivalve

A mollusk having two shells hinged together, as the oyster, clam, or mussel; or any animal with two halves to its shell such as an ostracode or brachiopod.
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Bivalve

A mollusk with two hinged shells. Clams, Mussels, Oysters etc.
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bivalve

A mollusk, such as an oyster or a clam, that has a shell consisting of two hinged valves.
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Bivalve

A mollusk, such as an oyster, clam, or mussel, having two shells hinged together.
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bivalve

any member of the class Bivalvia, of the phylum Mollusca, characterized by a shell that is divided from front to back into left and right valves. ... [11 related articles]
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bivalve

bivalve, aquatic mollusk of the class Pelecypoda (“hatchet-foot”) or Bivalvia, with a laterally compressed body and a shell consisting of two valves, or movable pieces, hinged by an elastic ligament. Bivalves, which include clams, cockles, mussels, oysters, and scallops, are an important...
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Bivalve

having two shells or valves which open and shut.
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Bivalve

Having two shells or valves which open and shut.
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bivalve

Marine or freshwater mollusc whose body is enclosed between two shells hinged together by a ligament on the dorsal side of the body. The shell is closed by strong `adductor` muscles. Ventrally, a retractile `foot` can be put out to assist movement in mud or sand. Two large platelike gills are used for breathing and also, with th...
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bivalve

[adj] - (zoology) used of mollusks having two shells (as clams etc.) 2. [n] - marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together
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