spiral valve

noun

Medical Definition of spiral valve

: a series of crescentic folds of mucous membrane somewhat spirally arranged on the interior of the gallbladder and continuing into the cystic duct

called also valve of Heister

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“Spiral valve.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/spiral%20valve. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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