valvule


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val·vule

 (văl′vyo͞ol′) also val·vu·la (-vyə-lə)
n. pl. val·vules also val·vu·lae (-vyə-lē′)
A small valve or valvelike structure.

[From New Latin valvula, from diminutive of Latin valva, leaf of a door; see valve.]

valvule

(ˈvælvjuːl) or

valvelet

n
a small valve or a part resembling one
[C18: from New Latin valvula, diminutive of valve]

val•vule

(ˈvæl vyul)

also valve•let

(ˈvælv lɪt)

n.
a small valve.
[1745–55; < New Latin valvula. See valve, -ule]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.valvule - a small valve
valve - a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
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Le service de cardiologie de l'hopital Frantz-Fanon de Blida a realise, samedi dernier, une premiere en Algerie en placant une valvule cardiaque sans recourir a l'ouverture du thorax.
This study present a right atrioventricular valve bicuspid, whit a clearly septal component with one valvule, and a mural component with a wide anterior valvule and a small anteroseptal commissural cusp.