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Tricuspid valve

Synonym(s)

  • right atrioventricular valve
  • valva atrioventricularis dextra (valva tricuspidalis)

Definition(s)

The valve consisting of three cusps situated between the right atrium and right ventricle of the heart.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A valve that is situated at the opening of the right atrium of the heart into the right ventricle and that resembles the mitral valve in structure but consists of three triangular membranous flaps -- called also right atrioventricular valve.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 28, 2014