Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of valvule.

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  • n. A small valve

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A little valve or fold; a valvelet; a valvule.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In entomology, same as uropatagium.
  • n. In anatomy, same as valve.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small valve

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin, from diminutive of Latin valva, leaf of a door; see valve.

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From Latin valvula

Examples

  • Por favor, como se dice "relief valve" in espanol? valvula de alivio

    too much water pressure

  • The tricuspid valve (valvula tricuspidalis) (Figs. 493, 495) consists of three somewhat triangular cusps or segments.

    V. Angiology. 4b. The Heart

  • The bicuspid or mitral valve (valvula bicuspidalis [metralis]) (Figs. 495, 496) is attached to the circumference of the left atrioventricular orifice in the same way that the tricuspid valve is on the opposite side.

    V. Angiology. 4b. The Heart

  • The valve of the inferior vena cava (valvula venœ cavœ inferioris [Eustachii]; Eustachian valve) is situated in front of the orifice of the inferior vena cava.

    V. Angiology. 4b. The Heart

  • The valve of the coronary sinus (valvula sinus coronarii [Thebesii]; Thebesian valve) is a semicircular fold of the lining membrane of the atrium, at the orifice of the coronary sinus.

    V. Angiology. 4b. The Heart

  • The Colic Valve (valvula coli; ileocecal valve) (Fig. 1075).

    XI. Splanchnology. 2h. The Large Intestine

  • The pyloric valve (valvula pylori) is formed by a reduplication of the mucous membrane of the stomach, covering a muscular ring composed of a thickened portion of the circular layer of the muscular coat.

    XI. Splanchnology. 1F. The Stomach

  • At the beginning of the colon there is a valve (valvula Bauhini) that separates it from the small intestine.

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 2

  • NEURACHNE (paradoxa) glaberrima, culmo dichotomo, foliis rameis abbreviatis, fasciculis paucifloris, glumis perianthiisque imberbibus valvula exteriore cujusve floris septemnervia.

    Expedition into Central Australia

  • Perianthium inferius (exterius), bivalvis, neuter; valvula exterior septemnervis, exteriori glumae similis textura forma et longitudine; valvula interior (superior) angustior pauloque brevior, dinervis, nervis alatis marginibus veris latis induplicatis.

    Expedition into Central Australia

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