peritoneum


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Related to peritoneum: Parietal peritoneum, Visceral peritoneum

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.

peritoneum

(ˌpɛrɪtəˈniːəm)
n, pl -nea (-ˈniːə) or -neums
(Anatomy) a thin translucent serous sac that lines the walls of the abdominal cavity and covers most of the viscera. Also called: peritonaeum
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek peritonaion, from peritonos stretched around, from peri- + tenein to stretch]
ˌperitoˈneal adj
ˌperitoˈneally adv

per•i•to•ne•um

(ˌpɛr ɪ tnˈi əm)

n., pl. -to•ne•ums, -to•ne•a (-tnˈi ə)
the serous membrane lining the abdominal cavity and investing its viscera.
[1535–45; < Late Latin peritonaeum < Greek peritónaion, n. use of neuter of peritónaios, synonymous derivative of perítonos stretched round. See peri-, tone]
per`i•to•ne′al, adj.
per`i•to•ne′al•ly, adv.

per·i·to·ne·um

(pĕr′ĭ-tn-ē′əm)
The membrane that lines the inside of the abdomen and encloses the abdominal organs.

peritoneum

1. The slippery membrane lining the abdomen and its organs.
2. A membrane that lines the wall of the abdomen and covers the organs within the abdomen.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peritoneum - a transparent membrane that lines the abdominal cavity in mammals and covers most of the visceraperitoneum - a transparent membrane that lines the abdominal cavity in mammals and covers most of the viscera
mesentery - a double layer of peritoneum that attaches to the back wall of the abdominal cavity and supports the small intestines
omentum - a fold of peritoneum supporting the viscera
serosa, serous membrane - a thin membrane lining the closed cavities of the body; has two layers with a space between that is filled with serous fluid
Translations
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peritoneum

[ˌperɪtəˈniːəm] N (peritoneums or peritonea (pl)) [ˌperɪtəˈniːə]peritoneo m

peritoneum

nBauchfell nt, → Peritoneum nt (spec)

per·i·to·ne·um

n. peritoneo, membrana que cubre la pared abdominal y las vísceras.

peritoneum

n peritoneo
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First, a pilot study which consisted of 2 separate experiments was carried out to compare 2 routes of inoculations of APEC to induce peritonitis and to examine if the presence of egg yolk in the peritoneum would facilitate APEC-induced peritonitis.
The arrangement is by organ: esophagus; stomach; duodenum; small bowel; colon and appendix; liver; spleen; gallbladder; pancreas; and peritoneum, retroperitoneum, and mesentery.
Characteristically, the echogenic particles in PMP do not move, unlike ascites associated with haemorrhage or pus in the peritoneum.
The peritoneum is also examined regularly to prescribe suitable medication.
The peritoneum - the membrane that surrounds the abdominal organs - is used instead of the kidneys to filter the blood.
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