quinquevalve

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Etymology[edit]

quinque- +‎ valve

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quinquevalve (not comparable)

  1. (botany, biology) Having five valves.
    • 1777, Stephen Robson, The British flora (page 105)
      Sundew. Calyx quinquefid, five stamina, five styles, capsule unilocular, quinquevalve at the top, polyspermous.
    • 1825, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, Richard Thomas Gore, A manual of the elements of natural history (page 252)
      The quinquevalve shell with its inhabitant, hangs by a fleshy gut-like tube []

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