The tendinous strands that connect the papillary muscles on the wall of the ventricles to the leaflets of the atrioventricular valves; the chordae tendineae serve to prevent the AV valves from prolapsing back into the atria. [ MP : 0010608 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chordae_tendineae ]

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definition
  • The tendinous strands that connect the papillary muscles on the wall of the ventricles to the leaflets of the atrioventricular valves; the chordae tendineae serve to prevent the AV valves from prolapsing back into the atria.
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has related synonym
  • chordae tendinea
  • chordae tendineae cordis
id
  • UBERON:0005994