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Medical Term:

circular folds of small intestine


the numerous folds of the mucous membrane of the small intestine, running transversely for about two thirds of the circumference of the gut.

Synonym(s): plicae circulares intestini tenuisTA, Kerckring folds, Kerckring valves, plicae circulares, valvulae conniventes

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