serous membrane

Definitions of serous membrane
  1. noun
    a thin membrane lining the closed cavities of the body; has two layers with a space between that is filled with serous fluid
    synonyms: serosa
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    pleura
    the thin serous membrane around the lungs and inner walls of the chest
    peritoneum
    a transparent membrane that lines the abdominal cavity in mammals and covers most of the viscera
    endocardium
    the membrane that lines the cavities of the heart and forms part of the heart valves
    pericardium
    a serous membrane with two layers that surrounds the heart
    epicardium, visceral pericardium
    the innermost of the two layers of the pericardium
    parietal pericardium
    the tough outermost layer of the pericardium that is attached to the diaphragm and the sternum
    parietal pleura
    pleura that lines the inner chest walls and covers the diaphragm
    visceral pleura
    pleura that covers the lungs
    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
    type of:
    membrane, tissue layer
    a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
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