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retroperitoneal in Medicine

retroperitoneal

(rĕt′rō-pĕr′ĭ-tn-ēəl)
adj.
  1. Situated behind the peritoneum.
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  • But the hepatic artery must pass to the liver from the retroperitoneal cœliac axis.

    The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity

    George. S. Huntington