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Medical Term:

mitralization

Pronunciation: mi'tra-li-za'shun

Definition: Straightening of the left heart border on a chest radiograph due to prominence of the left atrial appendage or the pulmonary outflow tract; an unreliable indication of mitral valve disease.

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