Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to a miter; resembling a miter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

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Examples

  • Circulatory studies in mitral stenosis before and after commissurotomy, Ann. Surg.,

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  • According to a 2001 report in the Medical Journal of Australia, a woman with a heart condition called mitral valve prolapse died after ingesting most of a 55 milliliter guarana and ginseng energy drink.

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  • She had been diagnosed with a mostly benign condition called mitral valve prolapse -- a problem I believe is over diagnosed and over treated -- and "needed" antibiotics every time she went to the dentist.

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  • The device helps one of the valves in the heart close properly, so that blood passing through this so-called mitral valve is pumped forward.

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  • The device helps one of the valves in the heart close properly, so that blood passing through this so-called mitral valve is pumped forward.

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  • Many people with the valve problem, known as mitral regurgitation, currently don't get repairs because they can't withstand surgery.

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  • According to a 2001 report in the Medical Journal of Australia, a woman with a heart condition called mitral valve prolapse died after ingesting most of a 55 milliliter guarana and ginseng energy drink.

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  • The device helps one of the valves in the heart close properly, so that blood passing through this so-called mitral valve is pumped forward.

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  • In her 40s, Walaska was diagnosed with a common heart condition called mitral valve prolapse, which often requires no treatment except routine examinations.

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  • Twenty percent of the population has a condition called mitral valve prolapse.

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