valvular

adjective
val·​vu·​lar | \ ˈval-vyə-lər How to pronounce valvular (audio) \

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

Examples of valvular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the 2019 report, O'Connor wrote Biden was being treated for non-valvular atrial fibrillation, or AFib -- an irregular heartbeat that O'Connor said Biden wasn't experiencing symptoms of. Kevin Liptak, CNN, 11 May 2021 Cardiovascular disease can also include other medical conditions such as ischemic heart disease, arrhythmias, aortic disease, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and valvular heart disease. Shelby Lin Erdman, CNN, 5 May 2020 That’s because sea lions boast good hearing above and below the ocean surface, even when their valvular ears slam shut to seal out water. Carl Prine, sandiegouniontribune.com, 22 Sep. 2017 Chuck was a victim of mitral valve disease, also known as chronic valvular disease. Kim Campbell Thornton, sacbee.com, 23 June 2017

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First Known Use of valvular

1797, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for valvular

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

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“Valvular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/valvular. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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valvular

adjective
val·​vu·​lar | \ ˈval-vyə-lər How to pronounce valvular (audio) \

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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