valves of Kerkring


valves of Kerk·ring

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Definition of VALVES OF KERKRING

Biographical Note for VALVES OF KERKRING

Kerckring, Theodor (1640–1693), Dutch anatomist. Kerckring was an anatomist and physician practicing in Amsterdam. In 1670 he described the permanent transverse folds of the luminal surface of the small intestine. Although they were previously described by Gabriele Falloppio, they are now sometimes called the valves of Kerckring.

Variants of VALVES OF KERKRING

valves of Kerk·ring or valves of Kerck·ring \-ˈker-kriŋ\

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