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peritoneum

Term: peritoneum
Literally meaning: stretched around”
Origin: Anc Greek
περί-/peri- (=combining form meaning  around”)
+τόνος/tonos(=stretching) > τανύω/taneo(=strain)
Coined/History
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Definition
Peritoneum is the thin membrane that lines part of the abdominal and pelvic cavitiy, and covers most abdominal viscera and organs.

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