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Noun: tricuspid valve  trI'kús-pid valv
  1. Valve with three cusps; situated between the right atrium and the right ventricle; allows blood to pass from atrium to ventricle and closes to prevent backflow when the ventricle contracts
    - right atrioventricular valve

Derived forms: tricuspid valves

Type of: atrioventricular valve

Encyclopedia: Tricuspid valve