valvule

[ val-vyool ]
/ ˈvæl vyul /

noun

a small valve or a part resembling a valve.

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Origin of valvule

From the New Latin word valvula, dating back to 1745–55. See valve, -ule
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British Dictionary definitions for valvule

valvule

valvelet (ˈvælvlɪt)

/ (ˈvælvjuːl) /

noun

a small valve or a part resembling one

Word Origin for valvule

C18: from New Latin valvula, diminutive of valve
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Medical definitions for valvule

valvule
[ vălvyōōl′ ]

n. pl. val•vules

A small anatomical valve or valvelike structure.
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