from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to, having, or operating by means of valves or valvelike parts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to valves, such as those of the heart.
  • adj. Like a valve.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a valve or valves; specifically (Med.), of or pertaining to the valves of the heart.
  • adj. Containing valves; serving as a valve; opening by valves; valvate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a valve or valvula; also, having the character of a valve; valviform.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or operating by means of valves


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From Late Latin valvularum.


  • Then the valves, which are made up of folds of membrane, lose their suppleness, and what is called valvular disease is permanently established.

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  • a kind of valvular opening into it, of such a nature that everything that passes along it having reached the blind or closed end, must return in order to escape; or rather the office of the cæcum is to permit certain alimentary matters and all fluids to pass from the ileum, but to oppose their return.

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  • He had had men die after several days in the jacket, although, invariably, they were unlaced and carted into hospital ere they breathed their last ... and received a death certificate from the doctor of pneumonia, or Bright's disease, or valvular disease of the heart.

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  • At the time we were doing only valvular surgery but I am sure they have evolved into coronary bypass surgery by now.

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  • Once the bacteria is in the bloodstream it can infect other organs like the valves of the heart, resulting in a disease known as vegetative valvular endocarditis.

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  • For that matter, without a murmur or symptoms suggestive of valvular heart disease and a structurally normal heart documented once you can't call yourself a cardiac patient without having an ehco what advantage is there from repeating echocardiograms on a regular basis either?

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  • Heart valve disease types include valvular stenosis and valvular insufficiency.

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  • No one knows how fen-phen might cause valvular disease.

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  • They seemed like quick fixes for the overweight-until this summerJuly 8 Mayo Clonic reports valvular heart disease in 24 fen-phen users.

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  • Wish I were seeing Equus tonight, instead of reading about valvular heart disease!



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