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valvule

[ val-vyool ]

noun

  1. a small valve or a part resembling a valve.


valvule

/ ˈvælvlɪt; ˈvælvjuːl /

noun

  1. a small valve or a part resembling one


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Word History and Origins

Origin of valvule1

From the New Latin word valvula, dating back to 1745–55. See valve, -ule

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Word History and Origins

Origin of valvule1

C18: from New Latin valvula, diminutive of valve

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Example Sentences

Interventricular valvule: of heart, lies in front of seluilunar valve.

Pyloric valvule: a circular projection of the stomach behind which is an enlargement of the intestine.

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