valvate

adjective
val·​vate | \ ˈval-ˌvāt How to pronounce valvate (audio) \

Definition of valvate

: having valves or parts resembling a valve especially : meeting at the edges without overlapping valvate sepals

First Known Use of valvate

1829, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for valvate

borrowed from New Latin valvātus, going back to Latin, "having folding doors," from valvae "folding door, leaves of such a door" + -ātus -ate entry 3 — more at valve

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“Valvate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/valvate. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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