mi·​tral | \ ˈmī-trəl How to pronounce mitral (audio) \

Definition of mitral

1 : resembling a miter
2 : of, relating to, being, or adjoining a mitral valve or orifice

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The valve, which is the size of a dime, allows doctors to treat babies in need of a mitral or aortic valve replacement, according to Abbott Laboratories, the North Chicago company that manufactures the device. Alexia Elejalde-ruiz,, "FDA approves world's smallest mechanical heart valve, made by Abbott, for use in infants and toddlers," 8 Mar. 2018 In addition, turkey vultures have twice as many mitral cells as black vultures, despite having a brain that is a fifth smaller. Alicia Ault, Smithsonian, "Turkey Vultures Have a Keen Sense of Smell and Now We Know Why," 21 Dec. 2017 Procedures offered by the center include: •MitraClip: A minimally invasive procedure for patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation who are too ill for open-heart surgery. Naperville Sun, "Foundation pledges $2M to new heart center at Edward Hospital," 31 Aug. 2017 Chuck was a victim of mitral valve disease, also known as chronic valvular disease. Kim Campbell Thornton,, "Health tourism: How far would you go to save your dog’s life?," 23 June 2017

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1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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mi·​tral | \ ˈmī-trəl How to pronounce mitral (audio) \

Medical Definition of mitral

1 : resembling a miter
2 : of, relating to, being, or adjoining a mitral valve or orifice

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