- opening by valves, as certain capsules and anthers.
- meeting without overlapping, as the parts of certain buds.
- composed of or characterized by such parts.
Examples from the Web for valvate
Corolla short, in our species wheel-shaped; the limb 4-parted, valvate in the bud.
To Santalaceæ they approach in processes, valvate corolla, and placentation, also to Loranthaceæ.Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The|William Griffith
Petals either imbricated in the bud or valvate with the point inflexed.
Cones globular, with peltate, valvate scales, firmly closed till ripe; the scales thick and pointed at the center.Trees of the Northern United States|Austin C. Apgar
Corolla 4-parted, rarely 3-parted, wheel-shaped, valvate in the bud.
British Dictionary definitions for valvate
- having or taking place by means of valvesvalvate dehiscence
- (of petals or sepals in the bud) having the margins touching but not overlapping