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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"


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


adj peritoneal
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Results: Non-parasitic, peritoneal cysts are regarded as the most frequent type of mesenteric cysts nowadays.