Having a shell consisting of a single valve or piece. Used of a mollusk.
Composed of a single valve or piece. Used of a shell.
A univalve mollusk; a gastropod.
A mollusk having a one-piece shell, as a snail.
Such a one-piece shell.
Designating or having a one-piece shell.
Having one valve only.
A gastropod, especially one with a single shell, such as a snail, cone, whelk, abalone, or limpet. Univalves belong to the subclass Prosobranchia. Their shells are usually spiral and can hold the whole animal inside.
A univalve mollusk or its shell.
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Origin of univalve
- Originated 1655-65 from uni- (“one") +"Ž valve.