from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to or resembling a miter worn by certain ecclesiastics.
  • adj. Relating to a mitral valve.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to a miter; resembling a miter; as, the mitral valve between the left auricle and left ventricle of the heart.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to a miter; resembling a miter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a miter; resembling a miter.
  • In anatomy, mitriform; bivalvular: specifically applied to that valve in the heart which guards the left auriculoventricular orifice. Also called bicuspid.
  • In medicine, pertaining to the mitral valve: as, mitral sounds; mitral insufficiency; mitral disease.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or located in or near the mitral valve
  • adj. relating to or resembling the miter worn by some clerics


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