Origin of mitral
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The latter are connected with the former by eight divergent, curved columell, as long as the diameter of the mitral ring.
Mitral gates smaller than the basal gates; upper halves of the two lateral meridional rings smaller than the lower halves.
Usually their common base bears a horizontal basal ring, but a mitral ring (or a horizontal ring at the apex) is never developed.
Mitral and basal rings of equal size, equilateral triangular, both connected at the corners by three vertical equal columell.
Basal ring of about the same size as the mitral ring, with three large and stout divergent feet (two lateral and one caudal).
- of or like a mitre
- anatomy of or relating to the mitral valve
Word Origin and History for mitral
c.1600, "resembling a mitre," from French mitral, from Modern Latin mitralis, from Latin mitra (see mitre). Mitral valve is attested from 1705.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to a mitral valve.
- Shaped like a bishop's miter. Used of a structure resembling the shape of a headband or turban.