valvula

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noun val·vu·la \ˈval-vyə-lə\

Definition of valvula

plural

valvulae

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  1. :  a small valve or fold

Origin and Etymology of valvula

borrowed from Medieval Latin, from Latin valva “leaf of a folding door” + -ula -ule — more at valve


Medical Dictionary

valvula

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noun val·vu·la \ˈval-vyə-lə\

Medical Definition of valvula

plural

valvulae

\-ˌlē also -ˌlī\play play
  1. :  a small valve or fold


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