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peritoneal

[ per-i-tuhn-ee-uhl ]
/ ˌpɛr ɪ tənˈi əl /
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adjective Anatomy.
relating to, by means of, or enclosed by the peritoneum, the membrane lining the abdominal cavity:Perforation of the ulcer may occur, with escape of stomach contents into the peritoneal cavity.In peritoneal dialysis, the lining of the abdominal cavity acts like the external filter to cleanse the blood.
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