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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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Miller said the new bioprinting system can also produce intravascular features, like bicuspid valves that allow fluid to flow in only one direction.
Geometric height is a major prognostic factor in valve repair with heights under 16 mm in tricuspid valves or 19 mm in bicuspid valves considered as restricted, being advisable to replace the valve in those instances [7].
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