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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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That should throw the MANUAL CONTROL EM VALVE forward, closing the V1 valve.
To overcome the ball valve's shortcomings while retaining key benefits, manufacturers have experimented with other valve designs.
Each of the valves is an organic molecule known as a rotaxane (SN: 2/7/04,p.
Also featured in the brochure are two-way and three-way soft-seated valves, swing check valves, control valves, single top drain valves, low-flow control valves and dual adjustable orifice drain valves.
The valve makes the temperature correction automatically to maintain the high limit set point.
Red Valve promotes itself as the world's leading manufacturer of pinch valves used in the mining industry, waste water treatment facilities and cement plants as an industrial valve along with aeration and diffusion systems used in industrial plants.
The use of a single dorsal onlay spreader graft can correct both internal valve collapse and concurrent saddle-nose deformity (figure 1).
Should dirt get into the line, it can clog up sprinklers and prevent valves from closing.
The patient, a 75-year-old male with aortic valve disease and dilated aortic root, required replacement of both the valve and root.
The mitral valve controls the flow of blood into the left ventricle.
In the metallurgy valve field, the technology reformation carried out in China's steel industry put a higher demand for the technical process of metallurgy valves.
ZVI), established with a focus on improving the performance of reciprocating compressors through the introduction of its game changing compressor valve and industry-leading 10 year warranty, today announced the launch of its newest products: the ZVI Valve Cage-Integral and the ZVI Valve Cage-Removable.
The control valve has two parts: the valve body and the valve plug which differ in geometry and material construction.
Electrically driven valve pins, a low-cost alternative to valve-gatrag, mold-mounted temperature controllers, and new components for fast color changes are some of a host of new components and systems unveiled at the giant NPE 2006 show in Chicago this past June.