Definition of Univalve

1. Noun. A class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes.




2. Adjective. Used of mollusks, especially gastropods, as snails etc..
Category relationships: Zoological Science, Zoology
Similar to: Single-shelled
Antonyms: Bivalve

Definition of Univalve

1. n. A shell consisting of one valve only; a mollusk whose shell is composed of a single piece, as the snails and conchs.

2. a. Having one valve; as, a univalve shell or pericarp.

3. n. A shell consisting of one valve only; a mollusk whose shell is composed of a single piece, as the snails and conchs.

4. a. Having one valve; as, a univalve shell or pericarp.

Definition of Univalve

1. Adjective. having one valve, typically used to refer to mollusks, notably slugs and snails. ¹

2. Adjective. consisting of a single valve or piece, used to refer to a shell. ¹

3. Noun. A univalve mollusk or its shell. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Univalve

1. a mollusk having a single shell [n -S]

Medical Definition of Univalve

1. A shell consisting of one valve only; a mollusk whose shell is composed of a single piece, as the snails and conchs. 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. Origin: Uni- + valve: cf. F. Univalve. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Univalve

unitless
unitlike
unitrust
unitrusts
units
units of measure
units of measurement
unitude
unity of time
univalence
univalent
univalent antibody
univalents
univallate
univalve (current term)
univalved
univalves
univalvia
univalvular
univariable
univariance
univariant
univariate
univariately
univariates
univentricular connections
univentricular heart
univerbation
univerbations

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