peritoneum

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

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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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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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