pouch of Douglas

pouch of Doug·las

noun \-ˈdəg-ləs\

Definition of POUCH OF DOUGLAS

: a deep peritoneal recess between the uterus and the upper vaginal wall anteriorly and the rectum posteriorly—called also cul-de-sac, cul-de-sac of Douglas, Douglas's cul-de-sac, Douglas's pouch

Biographical Note for POUCH OF DOUGLAS

Douglas, James (1675–1742), British anatomist. Douglas was the author of a number of books and papers on human, comparative, and pathological anatomy. In 1707 he published an important book on muscles. In 1730 he published a detailed study of the peritoneum which contained his original description of the pouch of Douglas.

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