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peritomous | peritonæum | peritoneal | peritoneal cavity | peritoneal inflammation | peritoneum | peritonitis | peritonsillar abscess | peritracheal | peritrate | peritreme

peritoneum

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Noun
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per=i=to=ne=um

CIDE DICTIONARY

peritoneumn. [L. peritoneum, peritonaeum, Gr. , , fr. to stretch all around or over; around + to stretch.].
     The smooth serous membrane which lines the cavity of the abdomen, or the whole body cavity when there is no diaphragm, and, turning back, surrounds the viscera, forming a closed, or nearly closed, sac.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

peritoneum, n. (pl. peritoneums or peritonea) the double serous membrane lining the cavity of the abdomen.

Derivative
peritoneal adj.
Etymology
LL f. Gk peritonaion (as PERI-, tonaion f. -tonos stretched)

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