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aortic valve

noun, Anatomy
1.
a semilunar valve between the aorta and the left ventricle of the heart that prevents the blood from flowing back into the left ventricle.
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Examples from the web for aortic valve
  • When the ultrasonic scope is inserted, you can see everything in motion, even the aortic valve opening and closing.
  • At its origin it presents, opposite the segments of the aortic valve, three small dilatations called the aortic sinuses.
  • The aortic valve also spewed blood in the wrong direction.
  • Surgery to repair or replace the aortic valve corrects aortic insufficiency.
  • In some cases, surgeons can use your own pulmonary valve to replace the damaged aortic valve.
  • My surgery was to replace my aortic valve, one of the four valves of the heart, which was getting increasingly narrow.
aortic valve in Medicine

aortic valve n.
The valve between the left ventricle of the heart and the ascending aorta, consisting of three semilunar cusps.

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aortic valve in Science
aortic valve
  (ā-ôr'tĭk)   
A valve located in the aorta that prevents the backflow of blood to the left ventricle.
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