valvelet

valvelet

[valv-lit]
noun
a small valve; valvule.

Origin:
1785–95; valve + -let

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valvule or valvelet (ˈvælvjuːl, ˈvælvlɪt)
 
n
a small valve or a part resembling one
 
[C18: from New Latin valvula, diminutive of valve]
 
valvelet or valvelet
 
n
 
[C18: from New Latin valvula, diminutive of valve]

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