ileocecal valve

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Noun1.ileocecal valve - 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
valve - a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
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In chapter 4, Sawday explores what he terms "sacred anatomy" and the conflict between theology and the new science; in chapter 5, he interprets Rembrandt's The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicholas Tulp as a response to Cartesian dualism and an assertion of civic and social order; this section ends by reading the House of Alma episode from the Faerie Queene using Freud's theory of the uncanny.