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Medical Term:

palmate folds of cervical canal


Definition: the two longitudinal ridges, anterior and posterior, in the mucous membrane lining the cervix uteri, from which numerous secondary folds, or rugae, branch off.

Synonym(s): plicae palmatae canalis cervicis uteriTA, arbor vitae uteri, lyra uterina

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