valvular

adjective val·vu·lar \ ˈval-vyə-lər \

Definition of valvular

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


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valvular

adjective val·vu·lar \ ˈval-vyə-lər \

medical Definition of valvular

1 : resembling or functioning as a valve
  • established a valvular connection to the esophagus
2 : of, relating to, or affecting a valve especially of the heart
  • valvular heart disease

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