plica circularis

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

Definition of plica circularis

plural plicae circulares \-(ˌ)rēz\
: 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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