Kerckring folds

Kerkring folds plicae circulares.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Kerckring — Theodor, Dutch anatomist, 1640–1693. See K. center, K. folds, under fold, ossicle, K. valves, under valve …   Medical dictionary

  • Theodor Kerckring — The 22 year old Theodore Kerckring by Jurgen Ovens (1660).[1] Theodor Kerckring or Dirk Kerckring (sometimes Kerckeringh or Kerckerinck) (baptized 22 July 1638 2 November 1693) was a Dutch anatomist and chemical physician.[2] …   Wikipedia

  • Circular folds — Interior of the descending portion of the duodenum, showing the Major duodenal papilla. Latin plicae circulares Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • circular folds — of Kerckring plicae circulares …   Medical dictionary

  • fold — 1. A ridge or margin apparently formed by the doubling back of a lamina. SYN: plica. 2. In the embryo, a transient elevation or reduplication of tissue in the form of a lamina …   Medical dictionary

  • plicae circulares — plicae cir·cu·la·res .sər kyə lar (.)ēz n pl the numerous permanent crescentic folds of mucous membrane found in the small intestine esp. in the lower part of the duodenum and the jejunum called also valvulae conniventes * * * [TA] circular folds …   Medical dictionary

  • digestive system, human — Introduction  the system used in the human body for the process of digestion. The human digestive system consists primarily of the digestive tract (alimentary canal), or the series of structures and organs through which food and liquids pass… …   Universalium

  • valves of Kerkring — valves of Kerk·ring or valves of Kerck·ring ker kriŋ n pl PLICAE CIRCULARES Kerckring Theodor (1640 1693) Dutch anatomist. Kerckring was an anatomist and physician practicing in Amsterdam. In 1670 he described the permanent transverse folds of… …   Medical dictionary

  • valve — 1. A fold of the lining membrane of a canal or other hollow organ serving to retard or prevent a reflux of fluid. 2. Any formation or reduplication of tissue, or flaplike structure …   Medical dictionary

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