transverse fold of rectum


Any of three or four horizontal crescentic folds in the rectal mucous membrane above the anus.

Nearby words

  1. transverse facial artery,
  2. transverse facial fracture,
  3. transverse fascia,
  4. transverse fissure of cerebrum,
  5. transverse flute,
  6. transverse foramen,
  7. transverse fracture,
  8. transverse hermaphroditism,
  9. transverse horizontal axis,
  10. transverse lie

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