[ mahy-truh l ]
/ ˈmaɪ trəl /


of or resembling a miter.
Anatomy. of, relating to, or situated near the mitral valve of the heart.


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Origin of mitral

First recorded in 1600–10; mit(e)r + -al1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for mitral

/ (ˈmaɪtrəl) /


of or like a mitre
anatomy of or relating to the mitral valve
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Medical definitions for mitral

[ mītrəl ]


Relating to a mitral valve.
Shaped like a bishop's miter. Used of a structure resembling the shape of a headband or turban.
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