(il-ee-oh-SEE-kul valv) A valve that connects the lower part of the small intestine and the upper part of the large intestine (ileum and cecum). Controls the flow of fluid in the intestines and prevents backflow.
(n) a sphincter muscle located between the small intestine (ileum) and the colon (cecum).
The valve-like structure formed by the flaps of the ileocecal opening. May prevent reflux of colonic contents into the small intestine. image