Definition of mitral valve in English:

mitral valve

Line breaks: mi¦tral valve

noun

Anatomy
The valve between the left atrium and the left ventricle of the heart, which has two tapered cusps.
More example sentences
  • The newly oxygenated blood enters the left atrium through the four pulmonary veins and flows from the left atrium through the mitral valve into the left ventricle.
  • Systemic venous blood goes from the right atrium, across the mitral valve, into the left ventricle and then into the pulmonary artery.
  • The left atrium of the heart receives oxygenated (oxygen-rich) blood from the lungs and then empties into the left ventricle through the mitral valve.

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