relative incompetence


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rel·a·tive in·com·pe·tence

imperfect closure of a cardiac valve, in consequence of excessive dilation of the corresponding cavity of the heart.
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relative incompetence

Excessive dilatation of a cardiac cavity, rendering it impossible for the cardiac valves leading in and out of the chamber to close perfectly.
See also: incompetence
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