• IPA: /ˈbaɪvælv/

bivalve (plural bivalves)

  1. 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.
  2. (botany) A pericarp in which the seed case opens or splits into two parts or valves.
Related terms Translations
  • French: bivalve
  • Portuguese: bivalve, bivalvo
  • Russian: двуство́рчатый
  • Spanish: bivalvo

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