a small valve or a part resembling a valve.

Origin of valvule

From the New Latin word valvula, dating back to 1745–55. See valve, -ule Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for valvule


valvelet (ˈvælvlɪt)


a small valve or a part resembling one

Word Origin for valvule

C18: from New Latin valvula, diminutive of valve
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valvule in Medicine



n. pl. val•vules

A small anatomical valve or valvelike structure.
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