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

device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone

the entire one-piece shell of a snail and certain other molluscs

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one of the paired hinged shells of certain molluscs and of brachiopods

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Second- and third-generation bioprosthetic valves and hemodynamically efficient bileaflet valves have revolutionized the surgical therapy of diseases of the aortic valve.
of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, added, "The On-X valve is presently being studied in several trials that are testing the performance compared to competitive bileaflet valves.
In recently used bileaflet valves, assuming the inner diameter of the valve as 2 centimeters, orifice area will be calculated as 3.