- The space within the abdomen that contains the intestines, the stomach, and the liver. It is bound by thin membranes.
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peritoneal cavity — n a space formed when the parietal and visceral layers of the peritoneum spread apart * * * peritoneal cavity, greater cavitas peritonealis … Medical dictionary
Peritoneal cavity — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = saccus serosus peritonei GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Caption2 = Precursor = intraembryonic coelom System = Artery = Vein = Nerve = Lymph = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = c 16 DorlandsSuf =… … Wikipedia
peritoneal cavity — noun the interior of the peritoneum; a potential space between layers of the peritoneum • Syn: ↑greater peritoneal sac • Hypernyms: ↑cavity, ↑bodily cavity, ↑cavum • Part Meronyms: ↑bursa omentalis, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
peritoneal cavity — the coelomic cavity containing the viscera … Dictionary of ichthyology
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lesser peritoneal cavity — noun an isolated part of the peritoneal cavity that is dorsal to the stomach • Syn: ↑bursa omentalis, ↑omental bursa • Hypernyms: ↑cavity, ↑bodily cavity, ↑cavum • Part Holonyms: ↑per … Useful english dictionary
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peritoneal exudate — A term most commonly used to describe the fluid drained from the peritoneal cavity some time after the injection of an irritant solution. For example, a standard method for obtaining neutrophil leucocytes is to inject intraperitoneally saline… … Dictionary of molecular biology
peritoneal button — a short flanged glass tube for insertion between the peritoneal cavity and a subcutaneous pocket through which peritoneal transudate may be drained … Medical dictionary