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Valve

Definition: A door; especially, one of a pair of folding doors, or one
of the leaves of such a door.

Valve

Definition: A lid, plug, or cover, applied to an aperture so that by its
movement, as by swinging, lifting and falling, sliding, turning, or the
like, it will open or close the aperture to permit or prevent passage,
as of a fluid.

Valve

Definition: One or more membranous partitions, flaps, or folds, which
permit the passage of the contents of a vessel or cavity in one
direction, but stop or retard the flow in the opposite direction; as,
the ileocolic, mitral, and semilunar valves.

Valve

Definition: One of the pieces into which a capsule naturally separates
when it bursts.

Valve

Definition: One of the two similar portions of the shell of a diatom.

Valve

Definition: A small portion of certain anthers, which opens like a
trapdoor to allow the pollen to escape, as in the barberry.

Valve

Definition: One of the pieces or divisions of bivalve or multivalve
shells.