mitral

adjective
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

Examples of mitral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From pre-op to last day, the size of Asjia’s heart decreased drastically, her pressure levels went back to normal, the mitral and tricuspid valves were functioning properly and there was no more valve leakage, said her surgeon Dr. Hani Najim. Nick Moyle, ExpressNews.com, 8 Aug. 2020 At Red Bank Veterinary, the annual profit from procedures such as removing pets’ brain tumors, open-heart surgery, repairing mitral-valve disease, and even operating on goldfish runs into the tens of millions of dollars. Thomas Buckley, Bloomberg.com, 8 June 2020 The study looks at the Intrepid TMVR system in up to 1,200 patients with severe mitral regurgitation. Ginger Christ, cleveland, 16 Feb. 2020 The device repairs primary and secondary mitral regurgitation without open-heart surgery. Kaitlin Lange, Indianapolis Star, 29 Oct. 2019 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, chicagotribune.com, 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, 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, 31 Aug. 2017 Chuck was a victim of mitral valve disease, also known as chronic valvular disease. Kim Campbell Thornton, sacbee.com, 23 June 2017

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First Known Use of mitral

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Mitral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mitral. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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mitral

adjective
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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