parietal peritoneum

The layers of tissue that line the abdominal wall and the pelvic cavity.

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  • parietal peritoneum — n the part of the peritoneum that lines the abdominal wall compare VISCERAL PERITONEUM * * * peritoneum parietale [TA] the peritoneum that lines the abdominal and pelvic walls and the inferior surface of the diaphragm …   Medical dictionary

  • parietal peritoneum — the single layered membrane lining the pleuroperitoneal cavity …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Peritoneum — The membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and covers most of the abdominal organs. (From the Greek peri meaning around + tonos meaning a stretching = a stretching around). * * * The serous sac, consisting of mesothelium and a thin layer of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Parietal — Adjective from the Latin parietalis meaning belonging to the wall that the ancient anatomists used to designate the wall, as of a body cavity. For examples, there are the: {{}}Parietal bone the main side bone of the skull. Parietal lobe the main… …   Medical dictionary

  • Peritoneum — Infobox Anatomy Name = Peritoneum Latin = GraySubject = 246 GrayPage = 1149 Caption = The peritoneum, coloured in blue Caption2 = The epiploic foramen, greater sac or general cavity (red) and lesser sac, or omental bursa (blue). (Areas outlined… …   Wikipedia

  • peritoneum — n. the serous membrane of the abdominal cavity (see illustration). The parietal peritoneum lines the walls of the abdomen, and the visceral peritoneum covers the abdominal organs. See also mesentery, omentum. Derivatives: peritoneal adj …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Parietal — Die Lage und Richtungsbezeichnungen dienen in der Anatomie zur Beschreibung der Position (situs), der Lage (versio) und des Verlaufs einzelner Strukturen. Zum Teil sind diese Bezeichnungen auch Bestandteil anatomischer Namen. Während sich… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • peritoneum — (plural peritonea)) a membrane covering the body cavity (coelomic cavity) including the viscera. Often its color, light, speckled or black is of taxonomic significance. There are visceral and parietal peritonea, q.v. A black peritoneum may… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • parietal — adj. 1) of or relating to the inner walls of a body cavity, as opposed to the contents: applied particularly to the membranes lining a cavity (see peritoneum, pleura). 2) of or relating to the parietal bone …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • visceral peritoneum — n the part of the peritoneum that lines the abdominal viscera compare PARIETAL PERITONEUM * * * peritoneum viscerale [TA] a continuation of the parietal peritoneum reflected at various places over the viscera, forming a complete covering for the… …   Medical dictionary

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