Pleuroperitoneum
Pleuroperitoneum Pleu`ro*per`i*to*ne"um, n. [Pleuro- + peritoneum.] (Anat.) The pleural and peritoneal membranes, or the membrane lining the body cavity and covering the surface of the inclosed viscera; the peritoneum; -- used especially in the case of those animals in which the body cavity is not divided. [1913 Webster]

Note: Peritoneum is now often used in the sense of pleuroperitoneum, the pleur[ae] being regarded as a part of the peritoneum, when the body cavity is undivided. [1913 Webster]


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  • pleuroperitoneum — pleu·ro·peritoneum …   English syllables

  • pleuroperitoneum — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pleuro- — Pleu ro [See {Pleura}.] A combining form denoting relation to a side; specif., connection with, or situation in or near, the pleura; as, pleuroperitoneum. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pleuroperitoneal — Pleu ro*per i*to*ne al, a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the pleural and peritoneal membranes or cavities, or to the pleuroperitoneum. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pleuroperitonaeum — noun see pleuroperitoneum …   Useful english dictionary

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