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Medical Term:

mitral valve


the valve closing the orifice between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart; its two cusps are called anterior and posterior.

Synonym(s): valva atrioventricularis sinistraTA, left atrioventricular valve, valva mitralis, bicuspid valve, valvula bicuspidalis

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