Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small valve or valvelike structure.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A little valve.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A little valve; a valvelet.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A small valvelike process.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun anatomy A small valve or similar structure.

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

  • noun a small valve

Etymologies

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

[From New Latin valvula, from diminutive of Latin valva, leaf of a door; see valve.]

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