valvate

valvate

[val-veyt]
adjective
1.
furnished with or opening by a valve or valves.
2.
serving as or resembling a valve.
3.
Botany.
a.
opening by valves, as certain capsules and anthers.
b.
meeting without overlapping, as the parts of certain buds.
c.
composed of or characterized by such parts.

Origin:
1820–30; < Latin valvātus with folding doors. See valve, -ate1

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

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

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