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valvular

[ val-vyuh-ler ]

adjective

  1. having the form or function of a valve.
  2. operating by a valve or valves.
  3. of or relating to a valve or valves, especially of the heart.


valvular

/ ˈvælvjʊlə /

adjective

  1. of, relating to, operated by, or having a valve or valves
  2. having the shape or function of a valve


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Other Words From

  • inter·valvu·lar adjective
  • multi·valvu·lar adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of valvular1

1790–1800; < New Latin valvulāris, equivalent to valvul ( a ) valvule + -āris -ar 1
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Example Sentences

By this is meant in persons who have some organic lesion of the valvular mechanism of the heart.

Moreover, it was known to us all that Mrs Thornton was suffering from valvular disease of the heart.

Quadrivalvular, kwod-ri-val′vū-lar, adj. having four valves or valvular parts.

The valvular action has nothing at all to do with the flight.

Internally the structure is perfect, as is the minute valvular opening into the bladder, which is filled with water.

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