Meaning of bivalve
Pronunciation: (bī'valv"), [key]
- Also calledany mollusk, as the oyster, clam, scallop, or mussel, of the class Bivalvia, having two shells hinged together, a soft body, and lamellate gills.
- having two valves, as a seedcase.
- having two shells, usually united by a hinge.
- having two similar parts hinged together.
- bivalve (Thesaurus)