bivalve

Definitions

General Science

  • noun an invertebrate animal with a shell composed of two halves joined at one place. Bivalves such as oysters or mussels may live in fresh or salt water.

Food

  • Any shellfish of the mollusc family with two shells hinged together enclosing the animal. Examples are mussels, oysters, cockles, clams and scallops.

Medical

  • noun an organ which has two valves
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