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Medical Term:

pectinate line


the line between the simple columnar epithelium of the rectum and the stratified epithelium of the anal canal, usually defined as being at the level of the anal valves at the bases of the anal columns.

Synonym(s): linea pectinata canalis analisTA, dentate line

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