pleuroperitoneum

noun

pleu·​ro·​peritoneum
variants or less commonly pleuroperitonaeum
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: the membrane lining the body cavity and covering the surface of the enclosed viscera of vertebrates that have no diaphragm compare peritoneum

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from pleur- + peritoneum, peritonaeum

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“Pleuroperitoneum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pleuroperitoneum. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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