[ mahy-truhl ]

  1. of or resembling a miter.

  2. Anatomy. of, relating to, or situated near the mitral valve of the heart.

Origin of mitral

First recorded in 1600–10; mit(e)r + -al1

Words Nearby mitral Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use mitral in a sentence

  • A physician was troubled to remember on which side of the heart are the “mitral valves.”

    Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
  • How much more vivid to many persons in this example is a Correlation, thus: “mitral valves … mitred Abbots… none left … left.”

    Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
  • Mme. Baudoyer, born mitral, was the sister of the bailiff of that name.

    Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
  • The death of the patient suffering from mitral disease is likely to be lingering.

    Psychotherapy | James J. Walsh
  • The tricuspid and mitral valves were thickened, and exhibiting minute granulations on their surface.

British Dictionary definitions for mitral


/ (ˈmaɪtrəl) /

  1. of or like a mitre

  2. anatomy of or relating to the mitral valve

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