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Circular layer of muscular coat

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Circular layer of muscular coat

The inner, circular layer of the smooth muscle of the muscular coat. Nomina anatomica lists circular layers of muscular coats (stratum circulare tunicae muscularis...) of the following: 1) colon (... Coli ); 2) rectum (... Recti ); 3) small intestine (... Intestini tenuis ); 4) stomach (... Gastrici ).

Synonym: stratum circulare tunicae muscularis gastricae, stratum circulare tunicae.