plica circularis

noun
plica cir·cu·la·ris | \-ˌsərkyəˈla(a)rə̇s\
plural plicae circulares\-(ˌ)rēz \

Definition of plica circularis 

: 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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New Latin, circular fold

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