noun, plural per·i·to·ne·ums, per·i·to·ne·a [per-i-tn-ee-uh] /ˌpɛr ɪ tnˈi ə/. Anatomy.
- peritoneovenous shunt,
- peritonitis deformans,
- peritonsillar abscess,
Origin of peritoneum
Examples from the Web for peritoneal
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.
noun plural -nea (-ˈniːə) or -neums
Word Origin for peritoneum
early 15c., from Late Latin peritonaeum, from Greek peritonaion "abdominal membrane," literally "part stretched over," noun use of neuter of peritonaios "stretched over," from peri- "around" (see peri-) + teinein "to stretch" (see tenet). Related: Peritoneal.