valvate

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adjective val·vate \ ˈval-ˌvāt \

Definition of valvate

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

Origin and Etymology of valvate

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


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