tricuspid valve

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tricuspid valve

n.
The three-segmented valve of the heart that keeps blood in the right ventricle from flowing back into the right atrium.

tricus′pid valve`


n.
a valve of the heart, composed of three flaps, that keeps blood from flowing backward from the right ventricle into the right atrium.
Compare mitral valve.
[1660–70]
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Noun1.tricuspid valve - valve with three cuspstricuspid valve - valve with three cusps; situated between the right atrium and the right ventricle; allows blood to pass from atrium to ventricle and closes to prevent backflow when the ventricle contracts
atrioventricular valve - either of two heart valves through which blood flows from the atria to the ventricles; prevents return of blood to the atrium
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Complete transposition of the atrioventricular valves associated with left ventricular apical hypoplasia.
Both ventricles had normal systolic function, and both atrioventricular valves were completely competent.
2]), produced by the closing of the atrioventricular valves and semilunar valves.