noun, plural per·i·to·ne·ums, per·i·to·ne·a [per-i-tn-ee-uh]. /ˌpɛr ɪ tnˈi ə/. Anatomy.
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A large hemorrhage in the wall of the ccum was found, as well as some other hemorrhages in the peritoneal cavity.Scurvy Past and Present|Alfred Fabian Hess
The cavity of the peritoneal vesicles becomes the permanent body cavity.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
Of eighteen cases of known perforation, fifteen opened into the peritoneal cavity, and three into the bowel.Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold
This consisted wholly of hypertrophy of the muscular coat and increase of fibrous tissue in the peritoneal layer.
Circular orifice left open in the peritoneal flapsfor insertion of gauze drain.sp.