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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PERITONEUM

It is of much more consequence to avoid injuring the peritoneum.

It is not at all necessary in every case to open the sac of the peritoneum.

The peritoneum is the membrane which is stretched around the abdomen.

The peritoneum was rough, and coated with the same exudation.

There may be hemorrhages in the glandular tissue or under the peritoneum.

There was a small quantity of limpid serum in the cavity of the peritoneum.

But why do I mention the situation of the bladder, peritoneum, and thorax?

Care must be taken to include the peritoneum in these sutures.

Were there cysticerci of different kinds in the peritoneum of the rabbit?

From the peritoneum his attention was attracted to the liver.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Late Latin peritonaeum, from Greek peritonaion "abdominal membrane," literally "part stretched over," noun use of neuter of peritonaios "stretched over," from peri- "around" (see peri-) + teinein "to stretch" (see tenet). Related: Peritoneal.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PERITONEUM

abdominal muscle

nounintestinal muscle
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