\vˈalv], \vˈalv], \v_ˈa_l_v]\
Definitions of VALVE
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Oddity Software
By Noah Webster.
A door; especially, one of a pair of folding doors; a mechanism for opening and closing a passage, and thus regulating or directing the movement through it of gas, liquid, etc.; as, a valve in a steam radiator; in the body, a structure which opens and shuts to allow a fluid to flow through the opening in one direction only; as, the valves of the heart; one of the halves, hinged together so as to open and shut, of the shell of a mollusk of the bivalve class, such as the oyster.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
Any of the various structures which permit flow in one direction, but are capable of closing the tube or vessel and preventing the backward flow; any of the pieces formed by a capsule on dehiscence; the lid-like structure of certain anthers; one of the pieces forming the shell of a Diatom; any of the pieces which form the shell in certain Molluscs, Barnacles, etc.; one of the pieces forming the sheath of the ovipositor in certain Insects.
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
n. [Latin] A folding door, or one of the leaves of such a door;â€”in mechanics , a lid or covering to an aperture, orifice, or tube, so formed as to open a communication in one direction, and close it in the other by lifting, turning, or sliding; â€” in anatomy, a membrane which opens in certain vessels to admit the blood, and closes to prevent its regress ; â€”in botany, the outer coat or covering of a capsule or other pericarp in conchology, the shellâ€”classed as univalve, when formed of one piece, bivalve, when formed of two, and multivalve, when formed of more titan two pieces.
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