Definition of inequivalve in English:

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inequivalve

Pronunciation: /inˈēkwəˌvalv/

adjective

Zoology
(Of a bivalve shell) having the valves of different sizes.
Example sentences
  • The shell is strongly inequivalve, the ventral valve being convex and the dorsal one only slightly arched, except for the fold, resulting in an almost opercular aspect.
  • Reticulochlamys zinsmeisteri is easily distinguished from R. borjasensis n. sp., mainly because R. borjasensis has strongly inequivalve shells, with prominent plicae sculptured with scaly riblets.
  • The shell is slightly prosocline, very weakly inflated, and strongly inequivalve, with concave left valve and weakly convex right one.

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Syllabification: in·e·qui·valve

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