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Webster 1913 Edition


Peritoneum

Perˊi-to-ne′um

,
Noun.
[L.
peritoneum
,
peritonaeum
, Gr. [GREEK], [GREEK], fr. [GREEK] to stretch all around or over;
περί
around + [GREEK] to stretch.]
(Anat.)
The smooth serous membrane which lines the cavity of the abdomen, or the whole body cavity when there is no diaphragm, and, turning back, surrounds the viscera, forming a closed, or nearly closed, sac.
[Written also
peritonæum
.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Peritoneum

PERITONE'UM

,
Noun.
[Gr. about, and to stretch.] A thin, smooth, lubricous membrane investing the whole internal surface of the abdomen, and more or less completely, all the viscera contained in it.

Definition 2022


peritoneum

peritoneum

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Noun

peritoneum (plural peritoneums or peritonea)

  1. (anatomy) In mammals, the serous membrane lining the cavity of the abdomen and that is folded over the viscera.
  2. (zoology) In animals, the membrane lining the coelom cavity.

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peritoneum m

  1. peritoneum

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  • bukhinne