Definition of mitral in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmītrəl/ /ˈmaɪtrəl/


  • Denoting or relating to the mitral valve.

    ‘mitral insufficiency’
    • ‘Other cardiovascular causes include severe mitral stenosis and pulmonary embolism.’
    • ‘Mitral valve regurgitation is also called mitral insufficiency, or incompetence.’
    • ‘He was found to have severe mitral regurgitation associated with a ruptured mitral chord and infective endocarditis.’
    • ‘An echocardiogram confirmed the presence of mitral valve pro-lapse without mitral regurgitation.’
    • ‘Other conditions that increase the risk of embolism include mitral stenosis (narrowing of a valve in the heart), and endocarditis (swelling of the heart chambers and valves).’


Early 17th century from modern Latin mitralis, from Latin mitra ‘belt or turban’.