circular folds of small intestine

(redirected from plicae circulares intestini tenuis)

cir·cu·lar folds of small intestine

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

cir·cu·lar folds of small in·tes·tine

(sĭr'kyū-lăr fōldz smawl in-tes'tin) [TA]
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 tenuis [TA] , Kerckring folds, Kerckring valves.