Definition of valvular in English:

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valvular

Pronunciation: /ˈvalvyələr/

adjective

Relating to, having, or acting as a valve or valves: valvular heart disease three pairs of valvular apertures
More example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: val·vu·lar

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