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

Word History


New Latin, from pleur- + peritoneum, peritonaeum

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“Pleuroperitoneum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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