valvula

[ val-vyuh-luh ]
/ ˈvæl vyə lə /

noun, plural val·vu·lae [val-vyuh-lee]. /ˈvæl vyəˌli/. Anatomy.

a small valve or valvule.
a cusp of certain valves, as the aortic valve.

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Origin of valvula

1605–15; <New Latin; Latin valv(a) valve + -ula-ule
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Example sentences from the Web for 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.