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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A transparent membrane that lines the abdominal cavity in mammals and covers most of the viscera.

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  • The peritoneum is the mesothelial tissue that covers most of the organs in the abdominal cavity.
  • The peritoneum is the lining membrane of the peritoneal cavity.
  • The spleen is almost entirely surrounded by peritoneum, which is firmly adherent to its capsule.
  • Your peritoneum is the lining of your abdomen, so it literally touches every organ in your abdomen. for more
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