valvula

[val-vyuh-luh]
noun, plural val·vu·lae [val-vyuh-lee] /ˈvæl vyəˌli/. Anatomy.
  1. a small valve or valvule.
  2. a cusp of certain valves, as the aortic valve.

Origin of valvula

1605–15; < New Latin; Latin valv(a) valve + -ula -ule
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Historical Examples of valvula

  • Stamina diadelpha: antheroe uniformes; loculis apice confluentibus, valvula contraria ab apice ad basin separanti dehiscentes!

  • Stamina diadelpha, simplex et novemfidum; antherae subrotundae v. reniformes, valvula ventrali anthera dimidio minore subrotunda.