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valvular

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adjective val·vu·lar \ˈval-vyə-lər\

Definition of valvular

  1. 1 :  resembling or functioning as a valve; also :  opening by valves

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or affecting a valve especially of the heart <valvular heart disease>



1797

First Known Use of valvular

1797


Medical Dictionary

valvular

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adjective val·vu·lar \ˈval-vyə-lər\

Medical Definition of valvular

  1. 1:  resembling or functioning as a valve <established a valvular connection to the esophagus>

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or affecting a valve especially of the heart <valvular heart disease>




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