mesentery definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a few folds associated with peritoneum that connect the intestines to the dorsal stomach wall, especially such a fold that envelops the jejunum and ileum.
    • The membrane that connects the intestines towards the wall associated with the stomach, keeping their place when you look at the abdominal hole, and supplying these with blood vessels, nerves, and lymphatics.
    • The membranes, or one of the membranes (consisting of a fold of the peritoneum and inclosed tissues), which connect the intestines and their appendages with the dorsal wall of the abdominal cavity. The mesentery proper is connected with the jejunum and ilium, the other mesenteries being called mesocæcum, mesocolon, mesorectum, etc.
    • one of several straight muscular radiating partitions which separate the body hole of Anthozoa into chambers.
    • In structure, a fold or duplicature of peritoneum trading the bowel or other stomach viscus completely or in component, and serving to hold such viscus with its proper place into the abdominal cavity.
    • In zoology, some construction like a mesentery; a perivisceral or mesenteric septum.
    • a double level of peritoneum that connects towards back wall surface associated with stomach hole and aids the small intestines

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