retroperitoneal

adjective
ret·​ro·​per·​i·​to·​ne·​al | \ ˌre-trō-ˌper-ə-tə-ˈnē-əl How to pronounce retroperitoneal (audio) \

Definition of retroperitoneal

: situated behind the peritoneum

Other Words from retroperitoneal

retroperitoneally \ ˌre-​trō-​ˌper-​ə-​tə-​ˈnē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce retroperitoneally (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of retroperitoneal

1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Retroperitoneal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retroperitoneal. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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retroperitoneal

adjective
ret·​ro·​per·​i·​to·​ne·​al | \ -ˌper-ət-ᵊn-ˈē-əl How to pronounce retroperitoneal (audio) \

Medical Definition of retroperitoneal

: situated or occurring behind the peritoneum retroperitoneal bleeding a retroperitoneal tumor

Other Words from retroperitoneal

retroperitoneally \ -​ə-​lē How to pronounce retroperitoneally (audio) \ adverb

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