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Medical Dictionary


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

Medical Definition of MESENTERY

:  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
:  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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