Definition of inequivalve in English:

inequivalve

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈiːkwɪvalv
 
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adjective

Zoology
  • (Of a bivalve shell) having valves of different sizes.
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    • 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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