Trivalve
Trivalve Tri"valve, n. [Pref. tri- + valve.] Anything having three valves, especially a shell. [1913 Webster]

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  • trivalve — [ trivalv ] adj. • 1808; de tri et valve ♦ Sc. nat. Qui a trois valves. Coquille trivalve. ● trivalve adjectif Qui a trois valves. trivalve adj …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • trivalve — adj. 2 g. Que tem três valvas …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • TRIVALVE — adj. des deux genres T. d’Histoire naturelle Qui a trois valves. Coquille trivalve …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • trivalve — /truy valv /, adj. 1. having three valves, as a shell. n. 2. a trivalve shell. [1675 85; TRI + VALVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • trivalve — Provided with three valves, as a speculum with three diverging blades. * * * tri·valve (triґvalv) having three valves or three blades, as a speculum …   Medical dictionary

  • trivalve — (tri val v ) adj. Qui a trois valves, trois pièces. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Tri, trois, et valve …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • trivalve — adj. having three valves …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trivalve — tri·valve …   English syllables

  • trivalve — /ˈtraɪvælv/ (say truyvalv) adjective having three valves, as a shell …   Australian English dictionary

  • trivalve — ˈtrī+ˌ adjective Etymology: tri + valve : having three valves …   Useful english dictionary

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