retroperitoneal space

n.

The space between the parietal peritoneum and the muscles and bones of the posterior abdominal wall.

Nearby words

  1. retromolar pad,
  2. retronym,
  3. retroocular,
  4. retropack,
  5. retroperitoneal,
  6. retroperitoneum,
  7. retroperitonitis,
  8. retropharyngeal,
  9. retropharynx,
  10. retroplasia


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