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valvate

[val-veyt] /ˈvæl veɪt/
adjective
1.
furnished with or opening by a valve or valves.
2.
serving as or resembling a valve.
3.
Botany.
  1. opening by valves, as certain capsules and anthers.
  2. meeting without overlapping, as the parts of certain buds.
  3. composed of or characterized by such parts.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Latin valvātus with folding doors. See valve, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for valvate

valvate

/ˈvælveɪt/
adjective
1.
furnished with a valve or valves
2.
functioning as or resembling a valve
3.
(botany)
  1. having or taking place by means of valves: valvate dehiscence
  2. (of petals or sepals in the bud) having the margins touching but not overlapping
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valvate in Medicine

valvate val·vate (vāl'vāt')
adj.
Having valves or valvelike parts.

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