plica circularis

noun plica cir·cu·la·ris \-ˌsərkyəˈla(a)rə̇s\

Definition of plica circularis


plicae circulares

  1. :  one of 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 valvula connivens

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Origin and Etymology of plica circularis

New Latin, circular fold

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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