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[mez-uh-gas-tree-uh m, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-] /ˌmɛz əˈgæs tri əm, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə-/
noun, plural mesogastria
[mez-uh-gas-tree-uh, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-] /ˌmɛz əˈgæs tri ə, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə-/ (Show IPA).
the mesentery of the embryonic stomach.
Origin of mesogastrium
1850-55; < New Latin, equivalent to meso- meso- + Greek gastr-, stem of gastḗr belly + New Latin -ium -ium
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mesogastric, adjective Unabridged
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the mesentery supporting the embryonic stomach
Derived Forms
mesogastric, adjective
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mesogastrium in Medicine

mesogastrium mes·o·gas·tri·um (měz'ə-gās'trē-əm, měs'-)
n. pl. mes·o·gas·tri·a (-trē-ə)
The portion of the embryonic mesentery that is attached to the early stomach. Also called mesogaster.

mes'o·gas'tric (-trĭk) adj.
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