palmate folds

(redirected from plicae palmatae)

pal·mate folds

(pahl'māt fōldz)
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 [TA] .
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