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Univalve  n.  (Zool.) A shell consisting of one valve only; a mollusk whose shell is composed of a single piece, as the snails and conchs. Note: Most univalves are spiral and are the shells of gastropods, but many belong to cephalopods and pteropods. A large number of univalves belonging to the gastropods are conical, cup-shaped, or shieldlike, as the limpets.

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"Univalve" Quotes from Famous Books

... tops are of several kinds, some are made of univalve shells, filled with wax. Those intended for contests are made of hard wood, and are iron-clad by having a heavy iron ring round as a sort of tire. The boys wind and throw them in a manner somewhat different from ours. The ...
— Child-Life in Japan and Japanese Child Stories • Mrs. M. Chaplin Ayrton

Words linked to "Univalve" :   cowrie, mollusc, Aplysia punctata, Ancylus fluviatilis, abalone, bubble shell, Gastropoda, single-shelled, zoological science, seasnail, sea hare, ear-shell, class Gastropoda, river limpet, bivalve, class Gasteropoda, nudibranch, cowry, aplacophoran, sea slug, snail, Gasteropoda, shellfish, slug

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