gastroileac reflex

[ găs′trō-ĭlē-ăk′ ]

n.

Opening of the ileocolic valve when food enters the stomach.

Nearby words

  1. gonophore,
  2. gonophorous,
  3. gonopod,
  4. gonopodium,
  5. gonopore,
  6. gonorrheal ophthalmia,
  7. gonorrhoea,
  8. gonosome,
  9. gonotheca,
  10. gonsalves


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