noun[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of the valves of the heart.
- The disease causes arterial aneurysms, valvulitis, and myocarditis.
- Twenty-one percent of patients examined had valvulitis or endocarditis.
- The other is a healed rheumatic valvulitis with marked degenerative changes due to hemodynamic injury and possibly acquired degenerative calcific stenosis as well.
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