valve of Gerlach

valve of Ger·​lach | \ -ˈgerˌläḵ \

Definition of valve of Gerlach

: an inconstant fold of mucous membrane resembling a valve at the cecal end of the vermiform appendix

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History and Etymology for valve of Gerlach

after Joseph Gerlach †1896 German anatomist

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“Valve of Gerlach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/valve%20of%20Gerlach. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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