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u·ni·valve

 (yo͞o′nĭ-vălv′)
adj.
1. Having a shell consisting of a single valve or piece. Used of a mollusk.
2. Composed of a single valve or piece. Used of a shell.
n.
A univalve mollusk; a gastropod.

univalve

(ˈjuːnɪˌvælv) zoology
adj
(Zoology) relating to, designating, or possessing a mollusc shell that consists of a single piece (valve)
n
(Zoology) a gastropod mollusc or its shell

u•ni•valve

(ˈyu nəˌvælv)

adj. Also, u′ni•valved`, u•ni•val•vu•lar (ˌyu nəˈvæl vyə lər)
1. having a single shell, as a gastropod mollusk.
2. (of a mollusk shell) composed of a single valve or piece.
n.
3. a univalve mollusk or its shell.
[1655–65]

u·ni·valve

(yo͞o′nĭ-vălv′)
A mollusk, such as a snail, having a single shell. All univalves are gastropods. Compare bivalve.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.univalve - a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyesunivalve - a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes
mollusc, mollusk, shellfish - invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell
class Gasteropoda, class Gastropoda, Gasteropoda, Gastropoda - snails and slugs and their relatives
abalone, ear-shell - any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis having an ear-shaped shell with pearly interior
conch - any of various edible tropical marine gastropods of the genus Strombus having a brightly-colored spiral shell with large outer lip
snail - freshwater or marine or terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell
slug - any of various terrestrial gastropods having an elongated slimy body and no external shell
seasnail - any of several creeping marine gastropods with a spirally coiled shell: whelks; tritons; moon shells; neritids
Ancylus fluviatilis, freshwater limpet, river limpet - minute conical gastropod superficially resembling a limpet but living and feeding on freshwater plants
nudibranch, sea slug - any of various marine gastropods of the suborder Nudibranchia having a shell-less and often beautifully colored body
Aplysia punctata, sea hare - naked marine gastropod having a soft body with reduced internal shell and two pairs of ear-like tentacles
bubble shell - marine gastropod mollusk having a very small thin shell
physa - any member of the genus Physa
cowrie, cowry - any of numerous tropical marine gastropods of the genus Cypraea having highly polished usually brightly marked shells
aplacophoran, solenogaster - deep-water wormlike mollusks lacking calcareous plates on the body but having fine slimy spicules on the covering mantle
Adj.1.univalve - used of mollusks, especially gastropods, as snails etc.univalve - used of mollusks, especially gastropods, as snails etc.
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
bivalve, bivalved - used of mollusks having two shells (as clams etc.)
Translations

univalve

[ˈjuːnɪvælv]
A. ADJunivalvo
B. Nmolusco m univalvo

univalve

nGastropod m
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References in periodicals archive ?
Amongst lower Palaeozoic univalve molluscs, muscle scars are well known in cephalopods (Mutvei 1957, 2002; Kroger & Mutvei 2005) and in the rapidly expanding, cap-shaped or slightly coiled shells of monoplacophoran molluscs, such as the tergomyans Tryblidium Lindstrom, 1880 and Pilina Koken & Perner, 1925 (Lindstrom 1884; Peel 1977a) or the cyrtonellids Cyrtolites Conrad, 1838, Cyrtonella Hall, 1879 and Yochelsonellis Horny, 1966 (Horny 1961, 1962, 1963, 1997a, 2002, 2005, 2009; Rollins 1969).
This way, the cultivation has been currently focused on univalve (red abalone), bivalves (oysters), crustaceans (lobsters), cephalopods (cuttlefish), and salmon species, all with growing demand around the world [3].
30 after consuming univalve shellfish harvested from the bay contaminated with algae.
Within this group, the impressed decorations are univalve, short, imprecise and the angle always seems to be around 45%, probably due to the use of valve fragments rather than complete shells.
Descriptions of univalve shells of the United States.
Thereafter chicks were fed with the flesh of chitons, small limpets, and univalve gastropods (Nerita sp.) garnered from the outer inter-tidal zones of Main Beach, East Reef and Middle Reef.