valvulitis

[ val-vyuh-lahy-tis ]

nounPathology.
  1. inflammation of a valve, especially a heart valve, often caused by rheumatic fever.

Origin of valvulitis

1
First recorded in 1890–95; valvule + -itis

Words Nearby valvulitis

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for valvulitis

valvulitis

/ (ˌvælvjʊˈlaɪtɪs) /


noun
  1. inflammation of a bodily valve, esp a heart valve

Origin of valvulitis

1
C19: from valvule + -itis

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012