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valvula

[val-vyuh-luh] /ˈvæl vyə lə/
noun, plural valvulae
[val-vyuh-lee] /ˈvæl vyəˌli/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
a small valve or valvule.
2.
a cusp of certain valves, as the aortic valve.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Neo-Latin; Latin valv(a) valve + -ula -ule
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