Bivalve - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbaɪvælv|  American pronunciation of the word bivalve
Brit.  |ˈbʌɪvalv|  British pronunciation of the word bivalve

noun

- marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together

adjective

- used of mollusks having two shells (as clams etc.)

Examples

clams, mussels, oysters, and other bivalves

Word forms

noun
singular: bivalve
plural: bivalves
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