Equivalve
Equivalve E"qui*valve, Equivalved E"qui*valved, a. [Equi- + valve.] (Zo["o]l.) Having the valves equal in size and from, as in most bivalve shells. [1913 Webster]

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  • équivalve — ● équivalve adjectif Se dit des bivalves dont les deux valves sont parfaitement symétriques par rapport au plan sagittal. (Ne pas confondre avec équilatéral.) équivalve [ekɥivalv] adj. ÉTYM. 1811; de équi , et valve. ❖ ♦ Zool …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • eqüivalve — adj. 2 g. [Zoologia] Que tem as duas valvas iguais.   ♦ [Brasil] Grafia de equivalve antes do Acordo Ortográfico de 1990.   ♦ Grafia em Portugal: equivalve …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • equivalve — |qüi| adj. 2 g. [Zoologia] Que tem as duas valvas iguais …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • equivalve — adj. [L. aequus, uniform; valva, leaf of a folding door] (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) When two valves (shells) are the same shape and of equal size …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • equivalve — /ee kweuh valv /, adj. (of a bivalve mollusk) having the valves of the shell equal in shape and size. [1860 65; EQUI + VALVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • equivalve — adjective Having valves of the same size (as is normal) Ant: inequivalve …   Wiktionary

  • équivalve — (é kui val v ; ui prononcé comme dans huile) adj. Terme d histoire naturelle. Dont les valves sont égales. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Équi.... et valve …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • equivalve — pl.m. e f. equivalvi …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • equivalve — equi·valve …   English syllables

  • equivalve — ˈēkwə, ˈek +ˌ adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary equi + valve of a bivalve mollusk : having valves equal in size and form opposed to inequivalve; compare equilateral …   Useful english dictionary

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