noun, plural mes·en·ter·ies. Anatomy.
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With the coils of the small intestine turned over to the right, the left leaf of the mesentery is turned toward the observer.
Here the peritoneum investing the ventral surface of the duodenum becomes continuous with the right leaf of the mesentery.
The sexually mature worms are to be found in the blood, the lymphatics, the mesentery and subcutaneous connective tissue.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
The intestines are suspended to the posterior wall of the abdomen by a double fold of peritoneum called the mesentery.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
The mesentery, ms, is here of considerable length and continues around the yolk in a layer of diminishing thickness.Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator|Albert M. Reese