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valvate Definition
valvate adjective
1. equipped with valves: having valves or parts similar to valves
2. botany not overlapping in bud: describes sepals or petals that touch but do not overlap in the bud
3. botany taking place by means of valves: describes the splitting open of the seed capsules of the iris or lily that takes place by means of valves

[Early 19th century. < Latin valvatus "having folding doors" < valva "leaf of a folding door"]

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