A fold of mucous membrane that guards the connection between the ileum and the cecum.
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
circular musculature in the ileum separating the small intestine from the large intestine
a valve that connects the bottom end of the small intestine (ileum) and the upper part of the large intestine (cecum). This valve controls the flow of fluid in the intestines and prevents backflow.
The ileocecal valve is situated at the junction of the small intestine (ileum) and the large intestine. It regulates the flow of chyme into the bowels.