The mitral valve in the heart has two other names. It is also known as the bicuspid and left atrioventricular valve. The mitral valve is located between the left atrium and ventricle.
The Mitral Valve
the mitral valve is the given name for it, while the bicuspid valve is the technical name for it.
The valve that prevents blood from returning to the left ventricle is called the "mitral valve" it is also known as the "bicuspid valve" as it has two flaps.The mitral valve gets its name from resemblance of a "bishops mitre" (hat).Back-flow is prevented by the closing of the Atrioventricular (Mitral) valve.
Another name for the right atrioventricular valve is the tricuspid valve. (3 -tri- on the right; 2 on the left/mitral valve)
Bicuspid valve or the left atrio-ventricular valve.
bicuspid valve, also called the mitral valve