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  1. 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


valvelet (ˈvælvlɪt)

  1. a small valve or a part resembling one
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Word Origin

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


n. pl. val•vules
  1. A small anatomical valve or valvelike structure.
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