valve

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin valva.

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NounEdit

valve (plural valves)

  1. A device that controls the flow of a gas or fluid through a pipe.
  2. A device that admits fuel and air into the cylinder of an internal combustion engine, or one that allows combustion gases to exit.
  3. (anatomy) One or more membranous partitions, flaps, or folds, which permit the passage of the contents of a vessel or cavity in one direction, but stop or retard the flow in the opposite direction; as, the ileocolic, mitral, and semilunar valves.
  4. (UK) A vacuum tube.
  5. (botany) One of the pieces into which certain fruits naturally separate when they dehisce.
  6. (botany) A small portion of certain anthers, which opens like a trapdoor to allow the pollen to escape, as in the barberry.
  7. (biology) One of the pieces or divisions of bivalve or multivalve shells.
  8. (biology) One of the two similar portions of the shell of a diatom.

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VerbEdit

valve (third-person singular simple present valves, present participle valving, simple past and past participle valved)

  1. (transitive) To control (flow) by means of a valve.

EstonianEdit

NounEdit

valve (genitive valve, partitive valvet)

  1. guard, watch

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FinnishEdit

NounEdit

valve

  1. The state of being awake.

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Derived termsEdit

  • olla valveilla

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin valva.

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NounEdit

valve f (plural valves)

  1. valve

Derived termsEdit

  • valve cardiaque

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

valve f

  1. plural form of valva
Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 17:14