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univalve

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When one subtracts from life infancy (which is vegetation), sleep, eating and swilling, buttoning and unbuttoning—how much remains of downright existence? The summer of a dormouse.
Lord Byron
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English

Etymology

Originated 1655–65 from uni- + valve.

Adjective

univalve (not comparable)

Positive
univalve

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. having one valve, typically used to refer to mollusks.
  2. consisting of a single valve or piece, used to refer to a shell.

Noun

Singular
univalve

Plural
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univalve ({{{1}}})
  1. A univalve mollusk or its shell.

See also

References

  • univalve” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • univalve” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • univalve” in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.

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