ileocecal valve ileocecal valve


  • (n) valve between the ileum of the small intestine and the cecum of the large intestine; prevents material from flowing back from the large to the small intestine


  • On the operating table, he locates the ileocecal valve, where the small bowel joins the large, takes a tape measure and starts measuring upward.

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