valve of Varolius -->
ileocaecal valve
medical dictionary

The bilabial prominence of the terminal ileum into the large intestine at the caecocolic junction as seen in cadavers; in the living individual it appears as a truncated cone with a star-shaped orifice.

Synonyms: valva ileocaecalis, Bauhin's valve, ileocaecal eminence, ileocolic valve, Tulp's valve, Tulpius' valve, valve of Varolius.

(05 Mar 2000)