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Béraud's valve

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A small fold of mucous membrane of the lacrimal sac at the junction of the lacrimal duct.

According to some writers, Krause's valve is named for Wilhelm Krause's father, the anatomist Karl Friedrich Theodor Krause, 1797-1868.

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