- inflammation of a valve, especially a heart valve, often caused by rheumatic fever.
Origin of valvulitis
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- inflammation of a bodily valve, esp a heart valve
C19: from valvule + -itis
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- Inflammation of a valve, especially a cardiac valve.
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