[mee-tra-yœz] /mi traˈyœz/
noun, plural mitrailleuses
[mee-tra-yœz] /mi traˈyœz/ (Show IPA). French.
a machine gun.
an early form of breech-loading machine gun having several parallel barrels
any French machine gun
kind of machine gun, from French mitrailleuse (19c.), from Old French mitaille (14c.) “small coins,” hence “old iron, scrap iron,” then “grapeshot;” originally a diminutive of mite “a small coin” (see mite (n.2)). “For sense development it should be borne in mind that orig. guns used to be loaded with scrap iron” [Klein].
- Mitral atresia
mitral atresia n. The congenital absence of the normal mitral valve orifice.
[mahy-truh l] /ˈmaɪ trəl/ adjective 1. of or resembling a . 2. Anatomy. of, relating to, or situated near the of the heart. /ˈmaɪtrəl/ adjective 1. of or like a mitre 2. (anatomy) of or relating to the mitral valve adj. c.1600, “resembling a mitre,” from French mitral, from Modern Latin mitralis, from Latin mitra […]
- Mitral cell
mitral cell n. Any of the large triangular nerve cells in the olfactory bulb.
noun, Pathology. 1. abnormal closure of the mitral valve resulting in regurgitation of blood into the atrium and leading to reduced heart function or heart failure. mitral insufficiency n. Valvular insufficiency involving the mitral valve.