noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1891 inflammation of a valve especially of the heart

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  • valvulitis — proceso inflamatorio de una válvula, especialmente de una válvula cardíaca. Las alteraciones inflamatorias de las válvulas aórtica, mitral y tricúspide del corazón se suelen deber con mayor frecuencia a fiebre reumática y menos frecuentemente a… …   Diccionario médico

  • valvulitis — [valv΄yə līt′əs] n. [ModL < valvula (see VALVULE) + ITIS] inflammation of a valve, esp. of the heart …   English World dictionary

  • valvulitis — Inflammation of a valve, especially a heart valve. [Mod. L. valvula, valve, + G. itis, inflammation] rheumatic v. v. characterized in the acute stage by small fibrin vegetations along the lines of closure and by …   Medical dictionary

  • Valvulitis — …   Wikipedia

  • valvulitis — /val vyeuh luy tis/, n. Pathol. inflammation of a valve, esp. a heart valve, often caused by rheumatic fever. [1890 95; VALVULE + ITIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • valvulitis — noun Inflammation of a valve, especially a heart valve …   Wiktionary

  • valvulitis — val·vu·li·tis || ‚vælvjÉ™ laɪtɪs / jÊŠ l n. (Medicine) inflammation of a valve (especially of the heart) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • valvulitis — [ˌvalvjʊ lʌɪtɪs] noun Medicine inflammation of the valves of the heart …   English new terms dictionary

  • valvulitis — val·vu·li·tis …   English syllables

  • valvulitis — n. inflammation of one or more valves, particularly the heart valves. This may be acute or chronic and is most often due to rheumatic fever (see endocarditis) …   The new mediacal dictionary

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