from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having multiple valves (in any context)
- n. A multivalve mollusc
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any mollusk which has a shell composed of more than two pieces.
- adj. Having many valves.
- adj. Many-valved; having more than two valves; -- said of certain shells, as the chitons.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having many valves. Formerly specifically applied
- n. A multivalve zoölogical shell.
The national fuel economy average bottomed out at 19.3 mpg in 2004, and it has risen slowly but steadily since 2005, driven by advancing powertrain technology, such as multivalve engines, turbocharging, and continuously variable transmissions.
BP officials said Monday that the main question was why the huge multivalve system known as a blowout preventer, made by
A smaller, contemporary multivalve V6 is standard, but the extra-cost optional engine (due out later) will be a EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder that Ford promises will have more torque and better mileage than the V6.
A smaller, contemporary multivalve V6 is standard, but the extra-cost optional engine due out later will be a EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder that Ford promises will have more torque and better mileage than the V6.
His heart was multivalve; he could love a dozen at once in various modes and gradations, press a dozen hands in a day, gaze into a dozen pair of eyes with unfeigned tenderness; while the last pair wept for him, he was looking into the next.
His heart was multivalve; he could love a dozen at once in various modes and gradations, press a dozen hands in a day, gaze into
The story has its origin in the peculiar formation of the little mollusc which inhabits the multivalve shell, the _Pentalasmis anatifera_, which by
In fact, M. Defrance, in a work* full of new and ingenious ideas, not only recognizes this preponderance of the univalves in the number of the species, but also observes that out of 5500 fossil univalve, bivalve and multivalve shells, contained in his rich collections, there are 3066 univalve, 2108 bivalve, and 326 multivalve; the univalve fossils are therefore to the bivalve as three to two.
The Barnacle goose or clakis of Willoughby, anas erythropus of Linnaeus, called likewise tree-goose, anciently supposed to be generated from drift wood, or rather from the _lepas anatifera_ or multivalve shell, called barnacle, which is often found on the bottoms of ships.