MULTIVALVE
. adj.des deux genres
T. d'Hist. nat. Il se dit Des coquilles composées de plusieurs pièces ou valves. Les coquilles multivalves. On l'emploie aussi comme substantif féminin. Les multivalves.

L'Academie francaise. 1835.

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  • multivalve — [myltivalv] adj. et n. m. ÉTYM. 1752; de multi , et valve. ❖ ♦ Zool. Composé de plusieurs pièces, ou valves. || Coquille multivalve. Par ext. || Crustacé multivalve. N. m. || Un multivalve …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Multivalve — Mul ti*valve, n. [Cf. F. multivalve.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any mollusk which has a shell composed of more than two pieces. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Multivalve — Mul ti*valve, Multivalvular Mul ti*val vu*lar, a. [Multi + valve, valvular: cf. F. multivalve.] 1. Having many valves. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Many valved; having more than two valves; said of certain shells, as the chitons. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • multivalve — adj. 2 g. Que tem muitas valvas …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • multivalve — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • multivalve — /mul ti valv /, adj. 1. (of a shell) composed of more than two valves or pieces. n. 2. a multivalve mollusk or its shell. [1745 55; MULTI + VALVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • multivalve — 1. adjective Having multiple valves (in any context) 2. noun A multivalve mollusc …   Wiktionary

  • multivalve — (mul ti val v ) adj. 1°   Terme d histoire naturelle. Qui est composé de plusieurs pièces ou valves, en parlant des coquilles.    S. f. pl. De belles multivalves. 2°   Terme de botanique. Se dit des capsules qui sont formées d un nombre indéfini… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • multivalve — mul|ti|val|ve Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • multivalve — mÊŒltɪvælv n. mollusk having a shell made up of two or more pieces …   English contemporary dictionary

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