mitral

[mahy-truhl]
adjective
1.
of or resembling a miter.
2.
Anatomy. of, pertaining to, or situated near the mitral valve of the heart.

Origin:
1600–10; mit(e)r + -al1

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mitral (ˈmaɪtrəl)
 
adj
1.  of or like a mitre
2.  anatomy of or relating to the mitral valve

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Word Origin & History

mitral
1610, "resembling a mitre," from Fr. mitral, from Mod.L. mitralis, from L. mitra (see mitre). Mitral valve is attested from 1705.
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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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Example sentences
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.
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