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Definition of Valve

Noun: valve  valv

  1. A structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
     
  2. Device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone
     
  3. Control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid
     
  4. The entire one-piece shell of a snail and certain other molluscs
     
  5. One of the paired hinged shells of certain molluscs and of brachiopods
Verb: valve  valv
  1. To control (flow) by means of a valve

See also:
valvate
valved

Anagrams containing the word valve

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