valvulae

valvula

[val-vyuh-luh]
noun, plural valvulae [val-vyuh-lee] . Anatomy.
1.
a small valve or valvule.
2.
a cusp of certain valves, as the aortic valve.

Origin:
1605–15; < Neo-Latin; Latin valv(a) valve + -ula -ule

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