bicuspid valve


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bicuspid valve

bicuspid valve

n
(Anatomy) another name for mitral valve

mi′tral valve`


n.
the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart, consisting of two triangular flaps of tissue, that prevents blood from flowing back into the atrium when the ventricle contracts. Also called bicuspid valve. Compare tricuspid valve.
[1685–95]
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Noun1.bicuspid valve - valve with two cuspsbicuspid valve - valve with two cusps; situated between the left atrium and the left ventricle
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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