univalve

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Etymology[edit]

Originated 1655–65 from uni- (one) +‎ valve.

Adjective[edit]

univalve (not comparable)

  1. having one valve, typically used to refer to mollusks, notably slugs and snails.
  2. consisting of a single valve or piece, used to refer to a shell.

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Noun[edit]

univalve (plural univalves)

  1. A univalve mollusk or its shell.

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Usage notes[edit]

The term univalve is now considered outdated in scientific classification, and the term gastropod is preferred.

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References[edit]

  • univalve” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • univalve” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "univalve" in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.