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- Same as
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- adjective (Bot. & Zoöl.) Same as
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- adjective botany, zoology Having only one
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But, according to Tümpel (p. 386), neither univalvular nor bivalve shells can be regarded as a real part of the goddess's cultural equipment.
The Kachin men we met were all armed with the formidable dah or native sword, whose widened blade they protect in a univalvular sheath of wood.
The Kachin men we met were all armed with the formidable _dah_ or native sword, whose widened blade they protect in a univalvular sheath of wood.
"The bivalve nature of the shell doubtless arose," he says, "from the splitting on the median line of a primitive univalvular ancestor;" and he adds: "A parallel case is seen in the development of a bivalve shell in ancient crustaceans;" in both types of shells "the form is induced by the mechanical conditions of the case."
Folliculus (dimin. from fllis, a bag) a follicle A univalvular pericarp, opening on one fide longitudinally, and having the feeds loofe in it.
He refers to the attempts to associate the goddess of love with amulets of univalvular shells "in virtue of a certain peculiar and obscene symbolism". [