Definition of univalve in English:

univalve

Line breaks: uni|valve
Pronunciation: /ˈjuːnɪvalv
 
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Zoology

adjective

Having one valve or shell.
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  • In the earliest Cambrian, one lineage developed a bivalved mineralized shell (Fordilla and its relatives), the other an endogastric univalve shell (the Helcionellids).
  • Vetustovermis bears a number of morphological features that are found in Kimberella, which has been interpreted to have a non-mineralized but stiff univalve shell.

noun

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another term for gastropod.
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  • Thus, all rostroconches and some helcionellacean univalves technically become stem group bivalves.
  • Now explain how a univalve differs from a bivalve, in more ways than just the number of shells.
  • But who speaks out for the univalve and the bivalve?

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