- the valve, consisting of three triangular flaps of tissue between the right auricle and ventricle of the heart, that keeps blood from flowing back into the auricle.
Compare mitral valve.
Origin of tricuspid valve
First recorded in 1660–70
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- The three-segmented valve of the heart that keeps blood in the right ventricle from flowing back into the right atrium.right atrioventricular valve
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- A valve of the heart, usually having three cusps, that is located between the right atrium and right ventricle. The tricuspid valve prevents the backflow of blood to the right atrium.
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