Pronunciation : Mul"ti*valve Part of Speech : n. Etymology : [Cf. F. multivalve.] (Zoöl.) Definition : Defn: Any mollusk which has a shell composed of more than two pieces. Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
Pronunciation : Mul"ti*valve, Mul`ti*val"vu*lar Part of Speech : a. Etymology : [Multi- + valve, valvular: cf. F. multivalve.] Definition : 1. Having many valves.
Defn: Many-valved; having more than two valves; -- said of certain shells, as the chitons. Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913