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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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9 The malfixed gut with its fore-shortened mesenteric root may easily twist on itself, producing volvulus, in turn producing lymphatic, venous and arterial obstruction threatening the viability of the mid-gut and thus the patient.
The spleen measured 4 cm x 1 cm x 1 cm, was red-colored and irregular, and was located on the right side of abdominal cavity adjacent to the mesenteric root.
Intestinal malrotation is a developmental abnormality leading to a decrease in the length of the mesenteric root, predisposing the midgut to rotation.