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Inflammation of the valves of the heart.
- ‘The disease causes arterial aneurysms, valvulitis, and myocarditis.’
- ‘The diagnosis of subclinical valvulitis and valvulopathy influences the secondary prophylaxis of rheumatic fever and endocarditis.’
- ‘The other is a healed rheumatic valvulitis with marked degenerative changes due to hemodynamic injury and possibly acquired degenerative calcific stenosis as well.’
- ‘Twenty-one percent of patients examined had valvulitis or endocarditis.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.