valva

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

valva (plural valvae)

  1. A paired copulatory organ of males in some species of insects that helps the male clasp the female.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

valva f (plural valve)

  1. (anatomy, zoology) valve, half shell

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From volvere.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

valva f (genitive valvae); first declension

  1. double or folding door (in plural)
  2. one leaf of such doors

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative valva valvae
genitive valvae valvārum
dative valvae valvīs
accusative valvam valvās
ablative valvā valvīs
vocative valva valvae