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bi·valve

 (bī′vălv′)
n.
Any of numerous freshwater and marine mollusks of the class Bivalvia, having a shell consisting of two hinged valves connected by a ligament, and including the clams, mussels, oysters, and scallops. Also called lamellibranch, pelecypod.
adj.
1. Having a shell consisting of two hinged valves.
2. Consisting of two similar separable parts.

bi′valved′ adj.
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Adj.1.bivalved - used of mollusks having two shells (as clams etc.)bivalved - used of mollusks having two shells (as clams etc.)
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
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Bivalved shells may serve as sensitive indicators of rapid episodic sediment accumulation (Allen 1992).
Traces and trends in predation, with special reference to bivalved animals.