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retroperitoneum


retroperitoneum

noun ret·ro·per·i·to·ne·um \-ˌper-ət-ən-ˈē-əm\
plural ret·ro·per·i·to·ne·ums or ret·ro·per·i·to·nea \-ˈē-ə\

Definition of RETROPERITONEUM

:  the space between the peritoneum and the posterior abdominal wall that contains especially the kidneys and associated structures, the pancreas, and part of the aorta and inferior vena cava
March 03, 2015
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