valvulitis

noun
val·​vu·​li·​tis | \ ˌval-vyə-ˈlī-təs How to pronounce valvulitis (audio) \

Definition of valvulitis

: inflammation of a valve especially of the heart

First Known Use of valvulitis

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for valvulitis

valvula + -itis

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The first known use of valvulitis was circa 1891

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“Valvulitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/valvulitis. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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valvulitis

noun
val·​vu·​li·​tis | \ ˌval-vyə-ˈlīt-əs How to pronounce valvulitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of valvulitis

: inflammation of a valve especially of the heart rheumatic valvulitis

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