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 (mĕz′ən-tĕr′ē, mĕs′-)
n. pl. mes·en·ter·ies
Any of several folds of the peritoneum that connect the intestines to the dorsal abdominal wall, especially such a fold that envelops the jejunum and ileum.

[Middle English mesenterie, from Medieval Latin mesenterium, from Greek mesenterion : meso-, meso- + enterion, diminutive of enteron, entrails; see en in Indo-European roots.]

mes′en·ter′ic adj.
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Adj.1.mesenteric - of or relating to or located in a mesenterymesenteric - of or relating to or located in a mesentery


a. mesentérico-a, concerniente al mesenterio.


adj mesentérico
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The gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) causes related to vascular changes may be classified according to: 1) the source of bleeding: arterial, venous, capillary, mixed; 2) the relationship between the vascular lesion and the appearance of the bleeding, as such: a) direct relationship: malformations, fistula, varices, vascular wall anomalies; b) indirect relationship in case of complicated lesions like dissecting aneurysms, mesenteric ischemia, thrombotic occlusions, emboli.
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Up to now there was no such field as mesenteric science.
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