retroperitoneal

adjective ret·ro·per·i·to·ne·al \ ˌre-trō-ˌper-ə-tə-ˈnē-əl \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of retroperitoneal

: situated behind the peritoneum

retroperitoneally

play \ˌre-trō-ˌper-ə-tə-ˈnē-ə-lē\ adverb

First Known Use of retroperitoneal

1835


Medical Dictionary

retroperitoneal

adjective ret·ro·per·i·to·ne·al \ -ˌper-ət-ᵊn-ˈē-əl \

medical Definition of retroperitoneal

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

retroperitoneally

play \-ə-lē\ adverb

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