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bivalve

bi·valve

bivalve

 
pronunciation:
baI vaelv
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: a mollusk with two shells hinged together, such as a mussel, oyster, or clam.
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having two shells, or a shell in two parts, usu. joined by a hinge.
definition 2: having two similar, separable parts, as two valves in a seedcase.
derivation: bivalved (adj.)