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

val′vu•lar(adj.)

val′val(adj.)

val′var(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. valvular(adj)

    relating to or operating by means of valves

Wiktionary

  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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