noun, plural mes·en·ter·ies. Anatomy.
Origin of mesentery
Examples from the Web for mesentery
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
British Dictionary definitions for mesentery
noun plural -teries
Word Origin for mesentery
Word Origin and History for mesentery
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.