Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: bivalve
IPA transcription: [b'aɪv,ælv]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: bivalve, bivalved
    Meaning: used of mollusks having two shells (as clams etc.)
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: bivalve, pelecypod, lamellibranch
    Meaning: marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together
Usage examples
  • In the Lamellibranchiata, or bivalve shells, hermaphroditism is not rare.
  • Then slowly the great shell closed, once more the shouting crowds seized hold of the straining ropes, and the great bivalve with its fair freight was drawn slowly along through the gayly illuminated streets.