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peritomy pe·rit·o·my (pə-rĭt’ə-mē)


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    [per-i-tn-ee-uh m] /ˌpɛr ɪ tnˈi əm/ noun, plural peritoneums, peritonea [per-i-tn-ee-uh] /ˌpɛr ɪ tnˈi ə/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. the serous membrane lining the abdominal cavity and investing its viscera. /ˌpɛrɪtəˈniːəm/ noun (pl) -nea (-ˈniːə), -neums 1. a thin translucent serous sac that lines the walls of the abdominal cavity and covers most of the […]

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    peritoneal cavity n. The potential space between the parietal and visceral layers of the peritoneum.

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    peritonealgia per·i·to·ne·al·gi·a (pěr’ĭ-tn-ē-āl’jē-ə, -jə) n. Pain in the peritoneum.

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