of or resembling a miter. Anatomy. of, relating to, or situated near the mitral valve of the heart.
Origin of mitral
First recorded in 1600–10; mit(e)r
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Usually their common base bears a horizontal basal ring, but a mitral ring (or a horizontal ring at the apex) is never developed.
Eight gates (two mitral, two basal, and four superior) simple; four inferior gates fenestrated by arachnoidal irregular threads.
Mitral gates smaller than the basal gates; upper halves of the two lateral meridional rings smaller than the lower halves.
Basal ring of about the same size as the mitral ring, with three large and stout divergent feet (two lateral and one caudal).
The latter are connected with the former by eight divergent, curved columell, as long as the diameter of the mitral ring.
British Dictionary definitions for mitral
of or like a mitre
anatomy of or relating to the mitral valve
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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.
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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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