peritoneum

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek περί- (perí-, around) + τόνος (tónos, stretch) + -αιος (-aios, suffix to form an adjective).

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  • IPA(key): /ˌpɛɹɪtəˈniːəm/

Noun[edit]

peritoneum (plural peritoneums or peritonea)

  1. (anatomy) In mammals, the serous membrane lining the cavity of the abdomen and that is folded over the viscera.
  2. (zoology) In animals, the membrane lining the coelom cavity.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin peritonaeum, from Ancient Greek περιτόναιον (peritónaion).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌpeː.ri.toːˈneː.ʏm/, (Southern Dutch) [ˌpɪː.ri.toːˈneː.ʏm], (Northern Dutch) [ˌpɪː.ri.to(ʊ̯)ˈne.jʏm]
  • Hyphenation: pe‧ri‧to‧ne‧um
  • Rhymes: -eːʏm

Noun[edit]

peritoneum n (plural peritonea)

  1. peritoneum
    Synonym: buikvlies

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

peritoneum m (definite singular peritoneumen, indefinite plural peritoneumer, definite plural peritoneumene)

  1. (anatomy) peritoneum

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peritoneum m (definite singular peritoneumen, indefinite plural peritoneumar, definite plural peritoneumane)

  1. (anatomy) peritoneum

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