tricuspid valves
Tricuspid Tri*cus"pid, a. [L. tricuspis, -idis; tri- (see {Tri-}) + cuspis a point: cf. F. tricuspide.] 1. Having three cusps, or points; tricuspidate; as, a tricuspid molar. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the tricuspid valves; as, tricuspid obstruction. [1913 Webster]

{Tricuspid valve} (Anat.), the valve, consisting of three triangular membranous flaps, at the opening of the right auricle into the right ventricle in the heart of most mammals; -- sometimes called the {tricuspid valves}, each flap being regarded as a valve. [1913 Webster]


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  • Tricuspid — Tri*cus pid, a. [L. tricuspis, idis; tri (see {Tri }) + cuspis a point: cf. F. tricuspide.] 1. Having three cusps, or points; tricuspidate; as, a tricuspid molar. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the tricuspid valves; as, tricuspid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tricuspid valve — Tricuspid Tri*cus pid, a. [L. tricuspis, idis; tri (see {Tri }) + cuspis a point: cf. F. tricuspide.] 1. Having three cusps, or points; tricuspidate; as, a tricuspid molar. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the tricuspid valves; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tricuspid valve — Infobox Anatomy Name = Tricuspid valve Latin = valva atrioventricularis dextra, valvula tricuspidalis GraySubject = 138 GrayPage = 531 Caption = Anterior (frontal) view of the opened heart. White arrows indicate normal blood flow. (Tricuspid… …   Wikipedia

  • Tricuspid valve — One of the four heart valves, the tricuspid valve is the first one that blood encounters as it enters the heart. The tricuspid valve stands between the right atrium and right ventricle and allows blood to flow only from the atrium into the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Valves, heart — There are four heart valves. All are one way valves. Blood entering the heart first passes through the tricuspid valve and then the pulmonary valve. After returning from the lungs, the blood passes through the mitral (bicuspid) valve and exits… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cusps of heart valves — Base of ventricles exposed by removal of the atria. (Valves visible on top of heart.) …   Wikipedia

  • Valve, tricuspid — One of the four heart valves, the tricuspid valve is the first one that blood encounters as it enters the heart. The tricuspid valve is situated between the right atrium and right ventricle and allows blood to flow only from the atrium into the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Heart valves — There are four heart valves. All are one way valves. Blood entering the heart first passes through the tricuspid valve and then the pulmonary valve. After returning from the lungs, the blood passes through the mitral (bicuspid) valve and exits… …   Medical dictionary

  • insufficiency of the valves — valvular insufficiency 1. dysfunction of one of the cardiac valves, with incomplete valve closure resulting in valvular regurgitation; see aortic i., mitral i., pulmonary i., and tricuspid i. 2. venous i …   Medical dictionary

  • human cardiovascular system — ▪ anatomy Introduction       organ system that conveys blood through vessels to and from all parts of the body, carrying nutrients and oxygen to tissues and removing carbon dioxide and other wastes. It is a closed tubular system in which the… …   Universalium

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