Definition of semilunar valve in English:

semilunar valve

Line breaks: semi|lunar valve

noun

Anatomy
Each of a pair of valves in the heart, at the bases of the aorta and the pulmonary artery, consisting of three cusps or flaps which prevent the flow of blood back into the heart.
More example sentences
  • The ventricular septum and the atrioventricular and semilunar valves were unremarkable.
  • To assess valvular incompetence colour-Doppler technique was carried out, as it reveals a systolic regurgitant jet across atrio-ventricular valves and a diastolic one across semilunar valves.

Definition of semilunar valve in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day anastrophe
Pronunciation: əˈnastrəfē
noun
the inversion of the usual order of words...