mesentery

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin mesenterium, from Ancient Greek μεσεντέρῐον (mesentérion), from μέσος (mésos, middle) + ἔντερον (énteron, gut).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmɛ.sənˌtɛ.ri/, /ˈmɛ.zənˌtɛ.ri/
  • Hyphenation: mes‧en‧ter‧y

Noun[edit]

mesentery (plural mesenteries)

  1. (anatomy) The membrane that attaches the intestines to the wall of the abdomen, maintaining their position in the abdominal cavity, and supplying them with blood vessels, nerves, and lymphatics.

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