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mitral

[mahy-truh l] /ˈmaɪ trəl/
adjective
1.
of or resembling a miter.
2.
Anatomy. of, pertaining to, or situated near the mitral valve of the heart.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; mit(e)r + -al1
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Examples from the web for mitral
  • mitral valve prolapse is a disorder in which the mitral valve does not close properly when the heart contracts.
  • There may be heart murmurs or other signs of aortic insufficiency or mitral insufficiency.
  • The original damage her mitral valve sustained as a result of her childhood rheumatic fever wasn't too serious.
British Dictionary definitions for mitral

mitral

/ˈmaɪtrəl/
adjective
1.
of or like a mitre
2.
(anatomy) of or relating to the mitral valve
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Word Origin and History for mitral
adj.

c.1600, "resembling a mitre," from French mitral, from Modern Latin mitralis, from Latin mitra (see mitre). Mitral valve is attested from 1705.

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mitral in Medicine

mitral mi·tral (mī'trəl)
adj.

  1. Relating to a mitral valve.

  2. Shaped like a bishop's miter. Used of a structure resembling the shape of a headband or turban.

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