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bivalve

(bī′vălv′)
n.
Any of numerous freshwater and marine mollusks of the class Bivalvia, having a shell consisting of two hinged valves connected by a ligament, and including the clams, mussels, oysters, and scallops. Also called lamellibranch, pelecypod.
adj.
1. Having a shell consisting of two hinged valves.
2. Consisting of two similar separable parts.

bi′valved′ adj.
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bivalve

any marine or freshwater mollusc of the class Lamellibranchiata (Pelecypoda) having two hinged parts to its shell. BRACHIOPODS are also bivalves, in that there are two hinged parts to the shell, but the term is usually restricted to true molluscs.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Host fishes and host-attracting behavior of Lampsilis altilis and Villosa vibex (Bivalvia: Unionidae).
Phylogenetic characterization and in situ localization of the bacterial symbiont of ship-worms (Teredinidae: Bivalvia) by using /65 rRNA sequence analysis and oligodeoxynucleotide probe hybridization.
Population dynamics and production of Tellina petitiana (Bivalvia) on a sandy beach of Patagonia, Argentina.
[36.] Odintsova NA, Dyachuk VA, Nezlin LP (2010) Muscle and neuronal differentiation in primary cell culture of larval Mytilus trossulus (Mollusca: Bivalvia).
An attempt to extend the habitat harshness hypothesis to tidal flats: A case study of Anomalocardia brasiliana (Bivalvia: Veneridae) reproductive biology.
Okutani, "A new discovery of streak-like flashing luminescence in Ctenoides ales (Finley, 1927) (Bivalvia: Limidae)," Venus Japanese J Malacol, vol.
Pasantes, "Molecular cytogenetics in trough shells (Mactridae, Bivalvia): divergent GC-rich heterochromatin content," Genes, vol.
Seasonal variations of Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn in the edible mollusc Donax trunculus (Mollusca, Bivalvia) from the gulf of Annaba, Algeria.