peritoneal

Definition / meaning of peritoneal

Having to do with the parietal peritoneum (the tissue that lines the abdominal wall and pelvic cavity) and visceral peritoneum (the tissue that covers most of the organs in the abdomen, including the intestines).

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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