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closing snap in Medicine

closing snap clos·ing snap (klō'zĭng)
The accentuated first heart sound of mitral stenosis, related to closure of the abnormal valve.

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  • The sedge-warbler in the reedy island heard the splash, and the closing snap of the jaws.

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