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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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