Medical Dictionary

plicae circulares

noun pl plicae cir·cu·la·res \-ˌsər-kyə-ˈlar-(ˌ)ēz\

Medical Definition of PLICAE CIRCULARES

:  the numerous permanent crescentic folds of mucous membrane found in the small intestine especially in the lower part of the duodenum and the jejunum—called also valvulae conniventes

Browse

June 30, 2015
disinformation Hear it
false information deliberately spread
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears