mitral valve
noun Date: 1705 a cardiac valve consisting of two triangular flaps which allow only unidirectional blood flow from the left atrium to the ventricle — called also bicuspid valve

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  • mitral valve — n. the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart, preventing a flow of blood back into the atrium during systole …   English World dictionary

  • Mitral valve — One of the four valves of the heart, the mitral valve is situated between the left atrium and the left ventricle. It permits blood to flow one way: from the left atrium into the left ventricle The mitral valve has two flaps (cusps) and so is… …   Medical dictionary

  • mitral valve — mi′tral valve n. anat. the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart, consisting of two triangular flaps of tissue, that prevents blood from flowing back into the atrium when the ventricle contracts Also called bicuspid valve… …   From formal English to slang

  • mitral valve — noun valve with two cusps; situated between the left atrium and the left ventricle • Syn: ↑bicuspid valve, ↑left atrioventricular valve • Hypernyms: ↑atrioventricular valve …   Useful english dictionary

  • mitral valve — Anat. the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart, consisting of two triangular flaps of tissue, that prevents the blood from flowing back into the atrium. Also called bicuspid valve. Cf. tricuspid valve. [1685 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • mitral valve — bicuspid valve a valve in the heart consisting of two flaps (cusps) attached to the walls at the opening between the left atrium and left ventricle. It allows blood to pass from the atrium to the ventricle, but prevents any backward flow …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • mitral valve — n. (Anatomy) heart valve that divides the left atrium and left ventricle and allows blood to flow into the left ventricle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mitral valve — /ˈmaɪtrəl vælv/ (say muytruhl valv) noun the valve between the left atrium and ventricle of the heart which prevents the blood from flowing back into the atrium …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mitral valve prolapse — Mitral valve prolapses Classification and external resources In mitral valve prolapse, the leaflets of the mitral valve prolapse back into the left atrium. ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

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