mitral

[mahy-truh l]

Origin of mitral

First recorded in 1600–10; mit(e)r + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for mitral

mitral

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

[mītrəl]
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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