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univalve


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Univalve  \U"ni*valve\,  n.  [Uni-  +  valve:  cf  F.  univalve.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  shell  consisting  of  one  valve  only;  a  mollusk  whose  shell 
  is  composed  of  a  single  piece,  as  the  snails  and  conchs. 
 
  Note:  Most  univalves  are  spiral  and  are  the  shells  of 
  gastropods,  but  many  belong  to  cephalopods  and 
  pteropods.  A  large  number  of  univalves  belonging  to  the 
  gastropods  are  conical,  cup-shaped,  or  shieldlike  as 
  the  limpets. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Univalve  \U"ni*valve\,  Univalved  \U"ni*valved\,  a.  [Cf.  F. 
  univalve.]  (Bot.  &  Zo["o]l.) 
  Having  one  valve;  as  a  univalve  shell  or  pericarp. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  univalve 
  adj  :  (zoology)  used  of  mollusks,  especially  gastropods,  as  snails 
  etc  [ant:  {bivalve}] 
  n  :  a  class  of  mollusks  typically  having  a  one-piece  coiled 
  shell  and  flattened  muscular  foot  with  a  head  bearing 
  stalked  eyes  [syn:  {gastropod}] 




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