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valvulitis

[val-vyuh-lahy-tis] /ˌvæl vyəˈlaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
inflammation of a valve, especially a heart valve, often caused by rheumatic fever.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; valvule + -itis
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British Dictionary definitions for valvulitis

valvulitis

/ˌvælvjʊˈlaɪtɪs/
noun
1.
inflammation of a bodily valve, esp a heart valve
Word Origin
C19: from valvule + -itis
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valvulitis in Medicine

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

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