• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Quadrivalve (Arch) A door, shutter, or the like, having four folds.
    • a Quadrivalve (Bot) Dehiscent into four similar parts; four-valved; as, a quadrivalve pericarp.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • quadrivalve Same as quadrivalvular.
    • n quadrivalve One of a set of four folds or leaves forming a door.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Quadri-, + valve,: cf. F. quadrivalve,


In literature:

The quadrivalve speculum in the Naples Museum has each end of the crossbar tipped with a fine image of a ram's head.
"Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times" by John Stewart Milne