valvule

valvule

[val-vyool]
noun
a small valve or a part resembling a valve.

Origin:
1745–55; < Neo-Latin valvula. See valve, -ule

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valvule or valvelet (ˈvælvjuːl, ˈvælvlɪt)
 
n
a small valve or a part resembling one
 
[C18: from New Latin valvula, diminutive of valve]
 
valvelet or valvelet
 
n
 
[C18: from New Latin valvula, diminutive of valve]

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valvule val·vule (vāl'vyōōl') or val·vu·la (-vyə-lə)
n. pl. val·vules or val·vu·lae (-vyə-lē')
A small anatomical valve or valvelike structure.

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