aortic valve


noun Anatomy.

a semilunar valve between the aorta and the left ventricle of the heart that prevents the blood from flowing back into the left ventricle.

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Medical definitions for aortic valve

aortic valve

n.

The valve between the left ventricle of the heart and the ascending aorta, consisting of three semilunar cusps.
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Scientific definitions for aortic valve

aortic valve
[ ā-ôrtĭk ]

A valve located in the aorta that prevents the backflow of blood to the left ventricle.
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