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1. bivalve

noun. ['ˈbaɪˌvælv'] marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together.

Synonyms

  • mollusc
  • shellfish
  • oyster
  • scallop
  • clam
  • mollusk
  • piddock
  • Lamellibranchia
  • class Pelecypoda
  • mussel
  • pelecypod
  • lamellibranch
  • ark shell
  • escallop
  • blood clam
  • cockle
  • scollop
  • class Bivalvia
  • class Lamellibranchia

Antonyms

  • mollusc
  • snail
  • Gasteropoda
  • shellfish

Etymology

  • bi- (English)
  • bis (Latin)
  • valve (English)
  • valva (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Bivalve

  • absolve
  • absolve
  • delve
  • devolve
  • dissolve
  • evolve
  • evolve
  • involve
  • multivalve
  • resolve
  • revolve
  • shelve
  • solve
  • twelve
  • valve

Example sentences of the word bivalve


1. Noun, singular or mass
Oysters, clams, scallops and other bivalve shellfish have a safe haven that protects them.

2. Adjective
Oysters encompass a number of bivalve mollusk species which live in the ocean and around reefs.

2. bivalve

adjective. ['ˈbaɪˌvælv'] used of mollusks having two shells (as clams etc.).

Synonyms

  • pelecypodous
  • bivalved
  • lamellibranch

Antonyms

  • spread
  • straight line
  • unfold
  • Gastropoda

Etymology

  • bi- (English)
  • bis (Latin)
  • valve (English)
  • valva (Latin)
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