Circular folds facts for kids
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|Small intestine (jejunus-ileum) with circular folds.|
The entire small intestine has circular folds of mucous membrane. The majority extend around the cylinder of the small intestine for about one-half or two-thirds of its circumference, but some form complete circles, and others have a spiral direction; the latter usually extend a little more than once around the bowel, but occasionally two or three times.
The larger folds are about 1 cm. in depth at their broadest part; but the greater number are smaller.
The larger and smaller folds alternate with each other.
Difference from other gastrointestinal folds
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