mesenterium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin mesenterium and its source, Ancient Greek μεσεντέριον(mesentérion).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mesenterium ‎(plural mesenteria)

  1. (anatomy) The mesentery.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, I.2.5.ii:
      The mesenterium, or midriff, diaphragma, is a cause, which the Greeks called φρένες, because by his inflammation the mind is much troubled with convulsions and dotage.

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Noun[edit]

mesenterium m (definite singular mesenteriet; indefinite plural mesenterier; definite plural mesenteria/mesenteriene)

  1. mesentery