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per·i·to·ne·um

also per·i·to·nae·um  (pĕr′ĭ-tn-ē′əm)
n. pl. per·i·to·ne·a also per·i·to·nae·a (-tn-ē′ə)
The serous membrane that lines the walls of the abdominal cavity and folds inward to enclose the viscera.

[Middle English, from Late Latin peritonaeum, from Greek peritonaion, from peritonaios, stretched across, from peritonos, stretched around : peri-, peri- + teinein, to stretch; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

per′i·to·ne′al adj.
per′i·to·ne′al·ly adv.
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Adj.1.peritoneal - of or relating to or affecting the peritoneum; "peritoneal cancer"
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per·i·to·ne·al

a. peritoneal, rel. al peritoneo;
___ cavitycavidad ___;
___ dialysisdiálisis ___;
___ puncture.

peritoneal

adj peritoneal
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Uno de los principales objetivos del entrenamiento de la dialisis peritoneal es que el paciente alcance la autonomia necesaria para realizar el tratamiento.
Background: Peritoneal carcinomatosis is a relatively common metastatic manifestation of a variety of organbased malignancies, particularly of the ovaries and gastrointestinal tract.
Giant loose peritoneal bodies or "peritoneal mice" are very rare, often presenting as incidental findings during surgery or post mortem.
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2) which becomes detached and appears as peritoneal loose body by sequential process of torsion, infarction.