Definition of Bivalve. Meaning of Bivalve. Synonyms of Bivalve

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Definition of Bivalve

Bivalve
Bivalve Bi"valve, a. [Pref. bi- + valve.] (Zo["o]l. & Bot.) Having two shells or valves which open and shut, as the oyster and certain seed vessels.
Bivalve
Bivalve Bi"valve, n. [F. bivalve; bi- (L. bis) + valve valve.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) 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 Mollusca. 2. (Bot.) A pericarp in which the seed case opens or splits into two parts or valves.

Meaning of Bivalve from wikipedia

- compressed bodies enclosed by a s**** consisting of two hinged parts. Bivalves as a group have no head and they lack some usual molluscan organs like...
- A ****le is an edible, marine bivalve mollusc. Although many small edible bivalves are loosely called ****les, true ****les are species in the family Cardiidae...
- A bivalve is a marine or freshwater mollusc with a s**** composed of two valves. Bivalve may also refer to three communities in the United States: Bivalve...
- Freshwater bivalves are one kind of freshwater molluscs, along with freshwater snails. They are bivalves which live in freshwater, as opposed to sal****er...
- Nothoscordum bivalve is a species of flowering plant in the Amaryllidaceae known by the common names crowpoison and false garlic. It is native to the...
- Unio is a genus of medium-sized freshwater mussels, aquatic bivalve mollusks in the family Unionidae, the river mussels. Unio is the type genus of the...
- genus of medium to large-sized edible, mainly sal****er mussels, marine bivalve molluscs in the family Mytilidae. Species within the genus Mytilus include:...
- A bivalve s**** is part of the body, the exoskeleton or s****, of a bivalve mollusk. In life, the s**** of this cl**** of mollusks is composed of two hinged...
- The adductor muscles are the main muscular system in bivalve mollusks, i.e. in clams, scallops, mussels, oysters, etc. In many parts of the world, when...
- Bivalve is an unincorporated community and census-designated place along the eastern s**** of the lower Nanticoke River, near its mouth on the Chesapeake...
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