Valvate
Valvate Valv"ate, a. [L. valvatus having folding doors.] [1913 Webster] 1. Resembling, or serving as, a valve; consisting of, or opening by, a valve or valves; valvular. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) (a) Meeting at the edges without overlapping; -- said of the sepals or the petals of flowers in [ae]stivation, and of leaves in vernation. (b) Opening as if by doors or valves, as most kinds of capsules and some anthers. [1913 Webster]


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  • valvate — [val′vāt΄] adj. [L valvatus, having folding doors < valva: see VALVE] 1. having a valve or valves 2. Bot. a) meeting without overlapping, as the petals of some flower buds b) opening by valves, as a pea pod …   English World dictionary

  • valvate — ˈvalˌvāt adjective Etymology: New Latin valvatus, from Latin, having folding doors, from valva leaf of a folding door + atus ate more at valve : having valves or parts resembling a valve: a. : meeting at the edges without overlapping valvate… …   Useful english dictionary

  • valvate — adjective Date: 1829 having valves or parts resembling a valve; especially meeting at the edges without overlapping < valvate sepals > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • valvate — adj. [L. valva, leaf of a folding door] 1. Furnished with valves. 2. Hinged only at the margin. 3. Of or pertaining to a valve …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • valvate — /val vayt/, adj. 1. furnished with or opening by a valve or valves. 2. serving as or resembling a valve. 3. Bot. a. opening by valves, as certain capsules and anthers. b. meeting without overlapping, as the parts of certain buds. c. composed of… …   Universalium

  • valvate — adjective Having valves (that open and close) …   Wiktionary

  • valvate — Relating to or provided with a valve. SYN: valvular. * * * val·vate (valґvāt) pertaining to or having valves …   Medical dictionary

  • valvate — [ valveɪt] adjective Botany (of sepals or other parts) having adjacent edges abutting rather than overlapping. Compare with imbricate …   English new terms dictionary

  • valvate — val·vate …   English syllables

  • valvate — val•vate [[t]ˈvæl veɪt[/t]] adj. 1) furnished with or functioning by a valve or valves 2) serving as or resembling a valve 3) bot Bot. a) opening by valves, as certain capsules and anthers b) meeting without overlapping, as the parts of certain… …   From formal English to slang

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