valvate definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- having a valve or valves
- meeting without overlapping, as the petals of some flower buds
- opening by valves, as a pea pod
Origin: Classical Latin valvatus, having folding doors ; from valva: see valve
valvate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Having valvelike parts.
- Botany a. Meeting at the edges without overlapping, as some petals do.b. Opening by valves, as the capsule of a lily or iris.
valvate - Medical Definition
Having valves or valvelike parts.