Sinus of Valsalva

[ sahy-nuhsuhv val-sal-vuh ]

  1. any of the pouches of the aorta and the pulmonary artery opposite the flaps of the semilunar valves into which blood returning to the heart flows, closing the valves.

Origin of Sinus of Valsalva

see origin at Valsalva maneuver

Words Nearby Sinus of Valsalva Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023