Definitions for univalveˈyu nəˌvælv; ˌyu nəˈvæl vyə lər

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word univalve

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

u•ni•valveˈyu nəˌvælv; ˌyu nəˈvæl vyə lər(adj.)u′ni•valved`, u•ni•val•vu•lar

  1. having a single shell, as a gastropod mollusk.

    Category: Invertebrates

  2. (of a mollusk shell) composed of a single valve or piece.

    Category: Invertebrates

  3. (n.)a univalve mollusk or its shell.

    Category: Invertebrates

Origin of univalve:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. gastropod, univalve(adj)

    a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes

  2. univalve(adj)

    used of mollusks, especially gastropods, as snails etc.


  1. univalve(Noun)

    A univalve mollusk or its shell.

  2. univalve(Adjective)

    having one valve, typically used to refer to mollusks, notably slugs and snails.

  3. univalve(Adjective)

    consisting of a single valve or piece, used to refer to a shell.

  4. Origin: Originated 1655–65 from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Univalve(noun)

    a shell consisting of one valve only; a mollusk whose shell is composed of a single piece, as the snails and conchs

  2. Univalve(adj)

    alt. of Univalved

Translations for univalve

From our Multilingual Dictionary


Find a translation for the univalve definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these univalve definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"univalve." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 22 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for univalve?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for univalve: