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valvule: a small valve; formerly used in official nomenclature to designate any valve, but now restricted to certain small valves in the body and cusps of heart valves.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A valve, especially one of small size.
Synonym(s): valvula [TA]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A valve, especially a small one.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012