Bivalve vs. Univalve

By Jaxson

  • Bivalve (noun)

    Any mollusc belonging to the taxonomic class Bivalvia, characterized by a shell consisting of two hinged sections, such as a scallop, clam, mussel or oyster.

  • Bivalve (noun)

    A pericarp in which the seed case opens or splits into two parts or valves.

  • Univalve (adjective)

    having one valve; typically used to refer to mollusks, notably slugs and snails.

  • Univalve (adjective)

    consisting of a single valve or piece, used to refer to a shell.

  • Univalve (noun)

    A univalve mollusk or its shell.


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