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Definition of "univalve" [u•ni•valve]

  • Having a shell consisting of a single valve or piece. Used of a mollusk. (adjective)
  • Composed of a single valve or piece. Used of a shell. (adjective)
  • A univalve mollusk or shell. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "univalve" in a sentence
  • ""Pâte de Guimauve" owes its healing nutritive character to this despised univalve, which is said to enter largely into its composition."
  • "The saltwater univalve with the ear-shaped shell, iridescent inside, contains a rock-clinging creature which, when pounded thin and tender, like a scaloppine, holds pride of place at Chinese banquets."
  • "Brined pork at Boulevard With farm-raised local Davenport abalone, the Aqua kitchen played an even subtler contrapuntal game, mimicking the challenging texture of this expensive univalve with other naturally spunky foods rich in distinct flavors of their own: pork belly, chanterelle mushrooms and smoked garlic, combined in a reduced "jus" rendered from Manila clams."