peritoneum

Definitions of peritoneum
  1. noun
    a transparent membrane that lines the abdominal cavity in mammals and covers most of the viscera
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    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
    mesocolon
    mesentery that holds the lower colon to the dorsal abdominal wall
    caul, gastrocolic omentum, greater omentum
    part of the peritoneum attached to the stomach and to the colon and covering the intestines
    lesser omentum
    a part of the peritoneum attached to the stomach and liver and supporting the hepatic vessels
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    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
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