Definition of Bivium

1. n. One side of an echinoderm, including a pair of ambulacra, in distinction from the opposite side (trivium), which includes three ambulacra.



Definition of Bivium

1. part of a starfish [n BIVIA]

Medical Definition of Bivium

1. One side of an echinoderm, including a pair of ambulacra, in distinction from the opposite side (trivium), which includes three ambulacra. Origin: L, a place with two ways. See Bivious. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bivium

biventer mandibulae
biventral
biventral lobule
biventricular
biverbal
bivi
bivi bag
bivia
bivial
bivies
bivinyl
bivinyls
bivious
bivis
bivittate
bivium (current term)
bivocal
bivoltine
bivouac
bivouac sack
bivouac sacks
bivouack
bivouacked
bivouacking
bivouacks
bivouacs
bivvied
bivvies
bivvy
bivvying

Literary usage of Bivium

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1. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley (1901)
"... bivium," a double way, or a way having two parts, and common to tow parishes, as that was without doubt to St. Maries and St. Johns' (i. 187). ..."

2. Forms of Animal Life: A Manual of Comparative Anatomy : with Descriptions of by George Rolleston, William Hatchett Jackson (1888)
"THE dorsal integument has been removed from the central ray of the trivium, I ; from its left ray, II ; and from both rays of the bivium, a part of it being ..."

3. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1872)
"An arrangement by which the madreporic plate extended backward separates from each other the eye-plates of the bivium, occurs among the ..."

4. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1912)
"From the forward position of the mouth it follows that only two ambulacral areas (bivium, p. 291) are upon the lower surface. Warmer seas. ..."

5. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"In the males there is not so great a difference in character between the ambulacra of the trivium^and those of the bivium ; but the tentacles of the latter ..."

6. Papers of the British School at Rome by British School at Rome (1907)
"At this last junction, as at Ad bivium, it certainly looks as though the line of the Labicana were the more important, and as if the Latina came up to join ..."

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