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

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Origin and Etymology of valvular

borrowed from New Latin valvulāris, from valvula valvula + Latin -āris -ar


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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