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valvate

[val-veyt]
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.
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Origin of valvate

First recorded in 1820–30, valvate is from the Latin word valvātus with folding doors. See valve, -ate1
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valvate

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 valvesvalvate dehiscence
    2. (of petals or sepals in the bud) having the margins touching but not overlapping
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valvate in Medicine

valvate

(vălvāt′)
adj.
  1. Having valves or valvelike parts.
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