[mahy-truh l]


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 + -al1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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mitral in Medicine




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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