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mes·en·ter·y

 (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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mesentery

(ˈmɛsəntərɪ; ˈmɛz-)
n, pl -teries
(Anatomy) the double layer of peritoneum that is attached to the back wall of the abdominal cavity and supports most of the small intestine
[C16: from New Latin mesenterium; see meso- + enteron]
ˌmesenˈteric ˌmesenˈterial adj
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mes•en•ter•y

(ˈmɛs ənˌtɛr i, ˈmɛz-)

n., pl. -ter•ies.
any peritoneal membrane that enfolds an internal vertebrate organ and attaches it to the body wall, esp. the membrane investing the intestines.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < New Latin mesenterium < Greek mesentérion=mes- mes- + -enterion, derivative of énteron intestine]
mes`en•ter′ic, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mesentery - a double layer of peritoneum that attaches to the back wall of the abdominal cavity and supports the small intestinesmesentery - a double layer of peritoneum that attaches to the back wall of the abdominal cavity and supports the small intestines
peritoneum - a transparent membrane that lines the abdominal cavity in mammals and covers most of the viscera
mesocolon - mesentery that holds the lower colon to the dorsal abdominal wall
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Translations
mesenterium

mesentery

[ˈmeːzəntrɪ] Nmesenterio m
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mes·en·ter·y

n. mesenterio, repliegue del peritoneo que fija el intestino a la pared abdominal posterior.
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mesentery

n mesenterio
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