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valve

Pronunciation: valv

Definition:

  1. A fold of the lining membrane of a canal or other hollow organ that serves to retard or prevent a reflux of fluid.
  2. Any formation or reduplication of tissue, or flaplike structure, resembling or functioning as a valve.

Synonym(s): valvaTA

[L. valva]

See Also: valvule, plica

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