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ileal papilla


Definition: seen in the cadaver as a bilabial prominence of the terminal ileum protruding into the large intestine at the cecocolic junction; in a living person, it appears as a truncated cone with a star-shaped orifice.

Synonym(s): papilla ilealisTA, Bauhin valve, ileocecal eminence, ileocecal valve, ileocolic valve, Tulp valve, Tulpius valve, valva ileocecalis, valve of Varolius

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