Active valeric acid, a metameric variety which turns the plane of polarization to the right, although formed by the oxidation of a levorotatory amyl alcohol.

(Va*ler"i*dine) n. (Chem.) A base, C10H19N, produced by heating valeric aldehyde with ammonia. It is probably related to the conine alkaloids.

(Val"er*in) n. [Valeric + glycerin.] (Chem.) A salt of valeric acid with glycerin, occurring in butter, dolphin oil., and forming an forming an oily liquid with a slightly unpleasant odor.

(Va*ler"i*trine) n. [Valeric + iropine + -ine.] (Chem.) A base, C15H27N, produced together with valeridine, which it resembles.

(Val"er*o-). (Chem.) 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.

(Val"er*one) n. (Chem.) A ketone of valeric acid obtained as an oily liquid.

(Val"er*yl) n. [Valeric + - yl.] (Chem.) The hypothetical radical C5H9O, regarded as the essential nucleus of certain valeric acid derivatives.

(Val`er*yl*ene) n. (Chem.) A liquid hydrocarbon, C5H8; — called also pentine.

(Val"et) n. [F. valet, OF. vallet, varlet, vaslet. See Varlet, and Vassal.]

1. A male waiting servant; a servant who attends on gentleman's person; a body servant.

2. (Man.) A kind of goad or stick with a point of iron.

||Valet de chambre[F.], a body servant, or personal attendant.

(Val`e*tu`di*na"ri*an) a. [L. valetudinarius, from valetudo state of health, health, ill health, fr. valere to be strong or well: cf. F. valétudinaire. See Valiant.] Of infirm health; seeking to recover health; sickly; weakly; infirm.

My feeble health and valetudinarian stomach.

The virtue which the world wants is a healthful virtue, not a valetudinarian virtue.

(Val`e*tu`di*na"ri*an), n. A person of a weak or sickly constitution; one who is seeking to recover health.

Valetudinarians must live where they can command and scold.

(Val`e*tu`di*na"ri*an*ism) n. The condition of a valetudinarian; a state of feeble health; infirmity.

Valerianate to Value

(Va*le"ri*an*ate) n. (Chem.) A valerate.

(Va*le`ri*an"ic) a. (Chem.) Performance to, or obtained from, valerian root; specifically, designating an acid which is usually called valeric acid.

(Va*ler"ic) a. (Chem.) Valerianic; specifically, designating any one of three metameric acids, of which the typical one 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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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