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Definition 1: one of the paired hinged shells of certain molluscs and of brachiopods - [noun denoting animal]

(valve is a kind of ...) the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod

Definition 2: the entire one-piece shell of a snail and certain other molluscs - [noun denoting animal]

(valve is a kind of ...) the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod

Definition 3: control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid - [noun denoting artifact]

(valve is a kind of ...) a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine

"the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly" "I turned the controls over to her"

(... is a kind of valve ) a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine

(... is a kind of valve ) a valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler); it opens automatically when the pressure reaches a dangerous level

(... is a kind of valve ) a mushroom-shaped valve that rises perpendicularly from its seat; commonly used in internal-combustion engines

(... is a kind of valve ) a valve that controls the flow of fluid through an intake

(... is a kind of valve ) a valve through which burned gases from a cylinder escape into the exhaust manifold

(... is a kind of valve ) a simple valve with a hinge on one side; allows fluid to flow in only one direction

(... is a kind of valve ) a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine

(... is a kind of valve ) a valve in a carburetor that consists of a disc that turns and acts as a throttle

(... is a kind of valve ) any valve that checks flow by the seating of a ball

(... is a kind of valve ) valve that opens and closes a passageway by sliding over a port

(valve is a part of ...) control consisting of a wheel whose rim serves as the handle by which a part is operated

(valve is a part of ...) a wheel worked by hand

Definition 4: device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone - [noun denoting artifact]

(valve is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is part of valve) a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece

Definition 5: a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it - [noun denoting body]

(valve is a kind of ...) a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing and its construction and arrangement

"he has good bone structure"

(... is a kind of valve ) a valve to control one-way flow of blood

(... is a kind of valve ) a small valve

(... is a kind of valve ) valve between the ileum of the small intestine and the cecum of the large intestine; prevents material from flowing back from the large to the small intestine

(... is part of valve) the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body

"he stood still, his heart thumping wildly"

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