noun, plural mes·en·ter·ies. Anatomy.
Origin of mesentery
Examples from the Web for mesenteric
Next, enlargement of the mesenteric glands and disorder of their functions take place from many causes other than consumption.The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases|Charles West, M.D.
Birch-Hirschfeld asserts that cheesy degeneration of the mesenteric glands is always accompanied by tubercular formations.
He was aware of the existence of the lacteals, and their anatomical relation to the mesenteric glands.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)|John William Draper
The midgut forms a simple loop with a descending and ascending limb closely bound together by mesenteric attachment.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity|George. S. Huntington
The comparative frequency of tuberculosis of the mesenteric glands cannot be determined.
British Dictionary definitions for mesenteric
noun plural -teries
Word Origin for mesentery
Word Origin and History for mesenteric
fold of the peritoneum, early 15c., from medical Latin mesenterium "middle of the intestine," from medical Greek mesenterion, from mesos "middle" (see medial (adj.)) + enteron "intestine" (see enteric). Related: Mesenteric.