The part of the heart valves that serves to seal the heart valves when closed. There are three cusps for each valve except for the mitral valve, which has only two (hence its alternate name, 'bicuspid valve'). 'Nodules' are located at the tip of the valve, to form a tighter seal[WP]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cusps_of_heart_valves ]

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The part of the heart valves that serves to seal the heart valves when closed. There are three cusps for each valve except for the mitral valve, which has only two (hence its alternate name, 'bicuspid valve'). 'Nodules' are located at the tip of the valve, to form a tighter seal[WP].

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cardiac valvular cusp

cardial valve cusp

cardiac valvule

semilunar valvule

cardiac valve cusp

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UBERON:0006009