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Definition of Peritoneum

Peritoneum n. means: The smooth serous membrane which lines the cavity of the abdomen, or the whole body cavity when there is no diaphragm, and, turning back, surrounds the viscera, forming a closed, or nearly closed, sac.

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Peritoneum n. means: The smooth serous membrane which lines the cavity of the abdomen, or the whole body cavity when there is no diaphragm, and, turning back, surrounds the viscera, forming a closed, or nearly closed, sac.

Meaning of Peritoneum

Peritoneum (n.) means: The smooth serous membrane which lines the cavity of the abdomen, or the whole body cavity when there is no diaphragm, and, turning back, surrounds the viscera, forming a closed, or nearly closed, sac.

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Peritonaeum (n.): Same as Peritoneum.

Peritonitis (n.): Inflammation of the peritoneum.

Peritoneal (a.): Of or pertaining to the peritoneum.

Mesometrium (n.): The fold of the peritoneum supporting the oviduct.

Mesocaecum (n.): The fold of peritoneum attached to the caecum.

Mesorectum (n.): The fold of peritoneum, or mesentery, attached to the rectum.

Mesocolon (n.): The fold of peritoneum, or mesentery, attached to the colon.

Ascites (n.): A collection of serous fluid in the cavity of the abdomen; dropsy of the peritoneum.

Mesovarium (n.): The fold of peritoneum connecting the ovary with the wall of the abdominal cavity.

Mesoarium (n.): The fold of peritoneum which suspends the ovary from the dorsal wall of the body cavity.

Mesohepar (n.): A fold of the peritoneum connecting the liver with the dorsal wall of the abdominal cavity.

Mesogaster (n.): The fold of peritoneum connecting the stomach with the dorsal wall of the abdominal cavity; the mesogastrium.

Mesorchium (n.): The fold of peritoneum which attaches the testis to the dorsal wall of the body cavity or scrotal sac.

Omentum (n.): A free fold of the peritoneum, or one serving to connect viscera, support blood vessels, etc.; an epiploon.

Serum (n.): A thin watery fluid, containing more or less albumin, secreted by the serous membranes of the body, such as the pericardium and peritoneum.

Gastroelytrotomy (n.): The operation of cutting into the upper part of the vagina, through the abdomen (without opening the peritoneum), for the purpose of removing a fetus. It is a substitute for the Caesarean operation, and less dangerous.

Falx (n.): A curved fold or process of the dura mater or the peritoneum; esp., one of the partitionlike folds of the dura mater which extend into the great fissures of the brain.

Peritoneum (n.): The smooth serous membrane which lines the cavity of the abdomen, or the whole body cavity when there is no diaphragm, and, turning back, surrounds the viscera, forming a closed, or nearly closed, sac.

Pleuroperitoneum (n.): The pleural and peritoneal membranes, or the membrane lining the body cavity and covering the surface of the inclosed viscera; the peritoneum; -- used especially in the case of those animals in which the body cavity is not divided.

Mesentery (n.): The membranes, or one of the membranes (consisting of a fold of the peritoneum and inclosed tissues), which connect the intestines and their appendages with the dorsal wall of the abdominal cavity. The mesentery proper is connected with the jejunum and ilium, the other mesenteries being called mesocaecum, mesocolon, mesorectum, etc.

Abdomen (n.): The belly, or that part of the body between the thorax and the pelvis. Also, the cavity of the belly, which is lined by the peritoneum, and contains the stomach, bowels, and other viscera. In man, often restricted to the part between the diaphragm and the commencement of the pelvis, the remainder being called the pelvic cavity.

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Words, slangs, sentences and phrases similar to Peritoneum

Meaning of Peritonaeum

Peritonaeum means: Same as Peritoneum.

Meaning of Peritonitis

Peritonitis means: Inflammation of the peritoneum.

Meaning of Peritoneal

Peritoneal means: Of or pertaining to the peritoneum.

Meaning of Mesometrium

Mesometrium means: The fold of the peritoneum supporting the oviduct.

Meaning of Mesocaecum

Mesocaecum means: The fold of peritoneum attached to the caecum.

Meaning of Mesorectum

Mesorectum means: The fold of peritoneum, or mesentery, attached to the rectum.

Meaning of Mesocolon

Mesocolon means: The fold of peritoneum, or mesentery, attached to the colon.

Meaning of Ascites

Ascites means: A collection of serous fluid in the cavity of the abdomen; dropsy of the peritoneum.

Meaning of Mesovarium

Mesovarium means: The fold of peritoneum connecting the ovary with the wall of the abdominal cavity.

Meaning of Mesoarium

Mesoarium means: The fold of peritoneum which suspends the ovary from the dorsal wall of the body cavity.

Meaning of Mesohepar

Mesohepar means: A fold of the peritoneum connecting the liver with the dorsal wall of the abdominal cavity.

Meaning of Mesogaster

Mesogaster means: The fold of peritoneum connecting the stomach with the dorsal wall of the abdominal cavity; the mesogastrium.

Meaning of Mesorchium

Mesorchium means: The fold of peritoneum which attaches the testis to the dorsal wall of the body cavity or scrotal sac.

Meaning of Omentum

Omentum means: A free fold of the peritoneum, or one serving to connect viscera, support blood vessels, etc.; an epiploon.

Meaning of Serum

Serum means: A thin watery fluid, containing more or less albumin, secreted by the serous membranes of the body, such as the pericardium and peritoneum.

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