annuloplasty
Reconstruction of the ring (or annulus) of a cardiac valve. [L. anulus, ring, + G. plastos, formed]

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an·nu·lo·plas·ty (anґu-lo-plas″te) [annulus + -plasty] plastic repair of a cardiac valve by shortening the circumference of its annulus. annuloplastic adj

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