Definitions for valvular
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word valvular
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
valvevælv(n.; v.)valved, valv•ing.
(n.)any device for halting or controlling the flow of something, as a liquid, through a pipe or other passage.
a hinged lid or other movable part that closes or modifies the passage in such a device.
a membranous structure that permits the flow of a fluid, as blood, in one direction only.
(in brass instruments) a device for changing the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone.
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one of the two or more separable pieces composing certain shells:
the valves of a clamshell.
Bot. one of the segments into which a fruit capsule dehisces. a flap or lidlike part of certain anthers.
Ref: vacuum tube . 1
Archaic. one of the leaves of a double or folding door.
(v.t.)to provide with a valve.
Origin of valve:
1350–1400; ME < L valvae leaves of a door
relating to or operating by means of valves
Of or pertaining to valves, such as those of the heart.
Like a valve.
Origin: From valvularum.
of or pertaining to a valve or valves; specifically (Med.), of or pertaining to the valves of the heart; as, valvular disease
containing valves; serving as a valve; opening by valves; valvate; as, a valvular capsule
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