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mesentery

noun mes·en·tery \ˈme-zən-ˌter-ē, -sən-\
plural mes·en·ter·ies

Definition of MESENTERY

1
a :  one or more vertebrate membranes that consist of a double fold of the peritoneum and invest the intestines and their appendages and connect them with the dorsal wall of the abdominal cavity
b :  a fold of membrane comparable to a mesentery and supporting a viscus (as the heart) that is not a part of the digestive tract
2
:  a support or partition in an invertebrate like the vertebrate mesentery
mes·en·ter·ic \ˌme-zən-ˈter-ik, -sən-\ adjective
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Origin of MESENTERY

Middle English mesenterie, from Medieval Latin mesenterion, from Greek, from mes- + enteron intestine — more at inter-
First Known Use: 15th century
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mesentery

noun mes·en·tery \ˈmez-ən-ˌter-ē, ˈmes-\
plural mes·en·ter·ies

Medical Definition of MESENTERY

1
:  one or more vertebrate membranes that consist of a double fold of the peritoneum and invest the intestines and their appendages and connect them with the dorsal wall of the abdominal cavity; specifically :  such membranes connected with the jejunum and ileum in humans
2
:  a fold of membrane comparable to a mesentery and supporting a viscus (as the heart) that is not a part of the digestive tract

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