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noun Anatomy.
either of two valves, one in the aorta and one in the pulmonary artery, consisting of a set of three crescent-shaped flaps of tissue and serving to prevent blood from flowing back into the heart after contraction.
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Origin of semilunar valve

First recorded in 1710–20
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semilunar valve

noun
anatomy either of two crescent-shaped valves, one in the aorta and one in the pulmonary artery, that prevent regurgitation of blood into the heart
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