Houston's valve


Hous·​ton's valve ˈh(y)ü-stənz- How to pronounce Houston's valve (audio)
: any of the usually three but sometimes four or two permanent transverse semilunar folds of the rectum

called also plica transversalis recti

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“Houston's valve.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Houston%27s%20valve. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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