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

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

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

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

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Valve performance is expressed in terms of its flow characteristics.
By becoming our customers Strategic Valve Management Partner (SVMP).
A patient with a heart valve problem should be under close observation of a physician," he says.
By definition, a valve is a device that controls the flow of a fluid or vapour.
One example of this is the IMTEX range of valve communication systems that incorporate a 4 to 20mA non-contact feedback transmitter.
More knowledge about valves and how they are made and sold help duplex valve suppliers maintain that advantage.
If nothing comes out when you open the valve, chances are the V15 valve is clogged, which backs up more water and gunk.
Globe and angle valves are used when a valve must be opened and closed frequently under high water pressure.
Titanium aluminide retains its strength up to very high temperatures, so it is very popular as an exhaust valve due to this property and on the inlet side due to its weight.
As an actuated ball valve is repeatedly opened and closed, its seals (typically of Teflon[R]) constantly rub against the valve's inner surfaces and wear down over time.
Cells readily manufacture the nanoscale valves, pumps, and other gadgets that make life work.
Described in this brochure is said to be the only curing valve manufacturing company in the U.
With no preset thermostatic valve for protection, scalding water poured down on him while he lay unconscious on the floor of the shower enclosure, his body blocking water from draining properly.
A leading industrial valve manufacturer is establishing a more permanent footprint in Canada.