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Definitions and Synonyms of heart valve | Another word for heart valve | What is heart valve?

Definition 1: an implant that replaces a natural cardiac valve - [noun denoting artifact]

(heart valve is a kind of ...) a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue

Definition 2: a valve to control one-way flow of blood - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for heart valve in the sense of this definition

(heart valve is a kind of ...) a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it

(... is a kind of heart valve ) either of two heart valves through which blood flows from the atria to the ventricles; prevents return of blood to the atrium

(... is a kind of heart valve ) a heart valve with cusps shaped like half-moons; prevents blood from flowing back into the heart

(heart valve is a part of ...) a thin triangular flap of a heart valve

(... is part of heart valve) the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body

"he stood still, his heart thumping wildly"

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