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1. A device that controls the flow of a gas or fluid through a pipe.
2. An apparatus that allows fuel and air into the cylinder of an internal combustion engine, or one that makes it possible for combustion gases to exit.
3. In anatomy, one or more membranous partitions, flaps, or folds, which permit the passage of the contents of a vessel or cavity in one direction, but stop or retard the flow in the opposite direction; such as, the ileocolic (small intestine and large intestine valve), mitral (heart valve), and semilunar (valves at the beginning of the artery of the heart).
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