plicae circulares

noun plural

plicae cir·​cu·​la·​res -ˌsər-kyə-ˈlar-(ˌ)ēz How to pronounce plicae circulares (audio)
: the 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 valvulae conniventes

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“Plicae circulares.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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