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n. the serous membrane of the abdominal cavity (see illustration). The parietal peritoneum lines the walls of the abdomen, and the visceral peritoneum covers the abdominal organs. See also mesentery, omentum. —peritonealadj.

Peritoneum. Sagittal section of the abdomen to show arrangement of the peritoneum.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Chemistry.


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