peritoneal

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See also: péritonéal

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peritoneal (not comparable)

  1. Of, relating to, or affecting the peritoneum.
    • 1914, Transactions of the Section on Genito-Urinary Diseases of the American Medical Association, page 80:
      After opening the bladder (incision extending 1 inch pubically from peritoneal fold) the prostate was was injected deeply with 1 per cent. cocain while the pericapsular region was injected with the 1 : 400 novocain solution.

Usage notes[edit]

Do not confuse peritoneal (which concerns certain things inside the abdomen) with peroneal (which concerns the lower leg) nor with perineal (which concerns the skin between the genitals and anus); the words can sound somewhat similar, especially in rapid speech such as a doctor's dictation.

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peritoneal m or f (plural peritoneais, comparable)

  1. peritoneal (relating to or affecting the peritoneum)

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Etymology[edit]

peritoneo +‎ -al

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /peɾitoneˈal/, [peɾit̪oneˈal]
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Hyphenation: pe‧ri‧to‧ne‧al

Adjective[edit]

peritoneal (plural peritoneales)

  1. (anatomy) peritoneal

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