peritoneal cavity

noun

Medical Definition of peritoneal cavity

: a space formed when the parietal and visceral layers of the peritoneum spread apart

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“Peritoneal cavity.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/peritoneal%20cavity. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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