plicae circulares

noun plural
plicae cir·​cu·​la·​res | \ -ˌsər-kyə-ˈlar-(ˌ)ēz How to pronounce plicae circulares (audio) \

Medical Definition of plicae circulares

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/plicae%20circulares. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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