trivalve


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tri·valve

 (trī′vălv′)
adj.
Having three valves.
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trivalve

(ˈtraɪˌvælv)
n
(Animals) a mollusc that has three valves
adj
(esp of a shell or mollusc) with three valves
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Up to 70% of patients with bicuspid aortic valves have valvular stenosis and will require aortic valve replacement 1 to 2 decades earlier than those with a trivalve aortic valve.