[ rĕt′rō-pĕr′ĭ-tn-ē′əl ]
Situated behind the peritoneum.
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Words nearby retroperitoneal
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But the hepatic artery must pass to the liver from the retroperitoneal cœliac axis.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity|George. S. Huntington