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bi- (two) +‎ valve

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bivalve (plural bivalves)

  1. Any mollusc belonging to the taxonomic class Bivalvia, characterized by a shell consisting of two hinged sections, such as a scallop, clam, mussel or oyster.
  2. (botany) A pericarp in which the seed case opens or splits into two parts or valves.

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bivalve m (plural bivalves)

  1. bivalve

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bivalve m (plural bivalvi)

  1. bivalve

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bivalve m (plural bivalves)

  1. bivalve (any mollusc in the class Bivalvia)