noun Pathology.
inflammation of a valve, especially a heart valve, often caused by rheumatic fever.

1890–95; valvule + -itis Unabridged
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valvulitis (ˌvælvjʊˈlaɪtɪs)
inflammation of a bodily valve, esp a heart valve
[C19: from valvule + -itis]

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valvulitis val·vu·li·tis (vāl'vyə-lī'tĭs)
Inflammation of a valve, especially a cardiac valve.

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