Definition of valvular in English:

valvular

Line breaks: valvu|lar
Pronunciation: /ˈvalvjʊlə
 
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adjective

  • Relating to, having, or acting as a valve or valves: valvular heart disease three pairs of valvular apertures
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    • In 1995, she received a diagnosis of mild valvular heart disease.
    • Echocardiograms did not reveal left heart dysfunction or valvular disease in any patient.
    • It also allows the physician to identify and rule out other potential causes of the patient's symptoms, such as valvular lesions, pericardial disease, and pulmonary hypertension.

Origin

late 18th century: from modern Latin valvula (diminutive of Latin valva 'leaf of a door') + -ar1.

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