(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.Coleridge.
The virtue which the world wants is a healthful virtue, not a valetudinarian virtue.Macaulay.
(Val`e*tu`di*na"ri*an), n. A person of a weak or sickly constitution; one who is seeking to
Valetudinarians must live where they can command and scold.Swift.
(Val`e*tu`di*na"ri*an*ism) n. The condition of a valetudinarian; a state of feeble health; infirmity.