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mitral valve

noun [C usually sing] uk   /ˈmaɪ.trəlˌvælv/ specialized us  
the valve (= a structure that opens and closes) in the heart that stops blood from returning into the left atrium (= upper space) from the left ventricle (= lower space)
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