valvula

noun
val·​vu·​la | \ ˈval-vyə-lə How to pronounce valvula (audio) \
plural valvulae\ ˈval-​vyə-​ˌlē How to pronounce valvulae (audio) , -​ˌlī \

Definition of valvula

: a small valve or fold

First Known Use of valvula

1615, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for valvula

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

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“Valvula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/valvula. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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valvula

noun
val·​vu·​la | \ ˈval-vyə-lə How to pronounce valvula (audio) \
plural valvulae\ -​ˌlē also -​ˌlī \

Medical Definition of valvula

: a small valve or fold

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