One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The valve between the left atrium and the left ventricle of the heart, consisting of two tapered cusps.
- ‘Systemic venous blood goes from the right atrium, across the mitral valve, into the left ventricle and then into the pulmonary artery.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The mitral valve separates the heart's left atrium from the left ventricle.’
- ‘After passing to the left ventricle through the mitral valve, blood goes to the aorta.’
mitral valve/ˈmītrəl ˌvalv/
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