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Synonyms of valve

Noun


1. valve, structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure

usage: a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it

2. valve, device

usage: device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone

3. valve, control, controller

usage: control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid

4. valve, shell

usage: the entire one-piece shell of a snail and certain other molluscs

5. valve, shell

usage: one of the paired hinged shells of certain molluscs and of brachiopods

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