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plicae circulares

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

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
March 31, 2015
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