Multivalve
Multivalve Mul"ti*valve, n. [Cf. F. multivalve.] (Zo["o]l.) Any mollusk which has a shell composed of more than two pieces. [1913 Webster]

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  • multivalve — [myltivalv] adj. et n. m. ÉTYM. 1752; de multi , et valve. ❖ ♦ Zool. Composé de plusieurs pièces, ou valves. || Coquille multivalve. Par ext. || Crustacé multivalve. N. m. || Un multivalve …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Multivalve — Mul ti*valve, Multivalvular Mul ti*val vu*lar, a. [Multi + valve, valvular: cf. F. multivalve.] 1. Having many valves. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Many valved; having more than two valves; said of certain shells, as the chitons. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • multivalve — adj. 2 g. Que tem muitas valvas …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • multivalve — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • multivalve — /mul ti valv /, adj. 1. (of a shell) composed of more than two valves or pieces. n. 2. a multivalve mollusk or its shell. [1745 55; MULTI + VALVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • multivalve — 1. adjective Having multiple valves (in any context) 2. noun A multivalve mollusc …   Wiktionary

  • MULTIVALVE — adj.des deux genres T. d Hist. nat. Il se dit Des coquilles composées de plusieurs pièces ou valves. Les coquilles multivalves. On l emploie aussi comme substantif féminin. Les multivalves …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • multivalve — (mul ti val v ) adj. 1°   Terme d histoire naturelle. Qui est composé de plusieurs pièces ou valves, en parlant des coquilles.    S. f. pl. De belles multivalves. 2°   Terme de botanique. Se dit des capsules qui sont formées d un nombre indéfini… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • multivalve — mul|ti|val|ve Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • multivalve — mÊŒltɪvælv n. mollusk having a shell made up of two or more pieces …   English contemporary dictionary

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