Definitions for valvular

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

valvevælv(n.; v.)valved, valv•ing.

  1. (n.)any device for halting or controlling the flow of something, as a liquid, through a pipe or other passage.

  2. a hinged lid or other movable part that closes or modifies the passage in such a device.

  3. a membranous structure that permits the flow of a fluid, as blood, in one direction only.

  4. (in brass instruments) a device for changing the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone.

    Category: Music and Dance

  5. one of the two or more separable pieces composing certain shells:

    the valves of a clamshell.

    Category: Zoology

  6. Bot. one of the segments into which a fruit capsule dehisces. a flap or lidlike part of certain anthers.

    Category: Botany

  7. Chiefly Brit.

    Category: Electronics

    Ref: vacuum tube . 1

  8. Archaic. one of the leaves of a double or folding door.

  9. (v.t.)to provide with a valve.

Origin of valve:

1350–1400; ME < L valvae leaves of a door




Princeton's WordNet

  1. valvular(adj)

    relating to or operating by means of valves


  1. valvular(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to valves, such as those of the heart.

  2. valvular(Adjective)

    Like a valve.

  3. Origin: From valvularum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Valvular(adj)

    of or pertaining to a valve or valves; specifically (Med.), of or pertaining to the valves of the heart; as, valvular disease

  2. Valvular(adj)

    containing valves; serving as a valve; opening by valves; valvate; as, a valvular capsule


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