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  • English Word Valentinian Definition One of a school of Judaizing Gnostics in the second century; -- so called from Valentinus, the founder.
  • English Word Valeramide Definition The acid amide derivative of valeric acid, obtained as a white crystalline substance.
  • English Word Valerate Definition A salt of valeric acid.
  • English Word Valerian Definition Any plant of the genus Valeriana. The root of the officinal valerian (V. officinalis) has a strong smell, and is much used in medicine as an antispasmodic.
  • English Word Valerianaceous Definition Of, pertaining to, or resembling, plants of a natural order (Valerianaccae) of which the valerian is the type. The order includes also the corn salads and the oriental spikenard.
  • English Word Valerianate Definition A valerate.
  • English Word Valerianic Definition Performance to, or obtained from, valerian root; specifically, designating an acid which is usually called valeric acid.
  • English Word Valeric Definition Valerianic; specifically, designating any one of three metameric acids, of which the typical one (called also inactive valeric acid), C4H9CO2H, is obtained from valerian root and other sources, as a corrosive, mobile, oily liquid, having a strong acid taste, and an odor of old cheese.
  • English Word Valeridine Definition A base, C10H19N, produced by heating valeric aldehyde with ammonia. It is probably related to the conine alkaloids.
  • English Word Valerin Definition A salt of valeric acid with glycerin, occurring in butter, dolphin oil., and forming an forming an oily liquid with a slightly unpleasant odor.
  • English Word Valeritrine Definition A base, C15H27N, produced together with valeridine, which it resembles.
  • English Word Valero- Definition A combining form (also used adjectively) indicating derivation from, or relation to, valerian or some of its products, as valeric acid; as in valerolactone, a colorless oily liquid produced as the anhydride of an hydroxy valeric acid.
  • English Word Valerone Definition A ketone of valeric acid obtained as an oily liquid.
  • English Word Valeryl Definition The hypothetical radical C5H9O, regarded as the essential nucleus of certain valeric acid derivatives.
  • English Word Valerylene Definition A liquid hydrocarbon, C5H8; -- called also pentine.
  • English Word Valet Definition A male waiting servant; a servant who attends on gentleman's person; a body servant.
  • English Word Valet Definition A kind of goad or stick with a point of iron.
  • English Word Valetudinarian Definition Of infirm health; seeking to recover health; sickly; weakly; infirm.
  • English Word Valetudinarian Definition A person of a weak or sickly constitution; one who is seeking to recover health.
  • English Word Valetudinarianism Definition The condition of a valetudinarian; a state of feeble health; infirmity.
  • English Word Valetudinary Definition Infirm; sickly; valetudinarian.
  • English Word Valetudinary Definition A valetudinarian.
  • English Word Valetudinous Definition Valetudinarian.
  • English Word Valhalla Definition Fig.: A hall or temple adorned with statues and memorials of a nation's heroes; specifically, the Pantheon near Ratisbon, in Bavaria, consecrated to the illustrious dead of all Germany.
  • English Word Valhalla Definition The palace of immortality, inhabited by the souls of heroes slain in battle.
  • English Word Valiance Definition Alt. of Valiancy
  • English Word Valiancy Definition The quality or state of being valiant; bravery; valor.
  • English Word Valiant Definition Vigorous in body; strong; powerful; as, a valiant fencer.
  • English Word Valiant Definition Performed with valor or bravery; heroic.
  • English Word Valiant Definition Intrepid in danger; courageous; brave.