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Peritoneal cavity

The interior of the peritoneum; a potential space between layers of the peritoneum.  Synonym: greater peritoneal sac.

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"Peritoneal cavity" Quotes from Famous Books

... is not the only result that may follow the course of this disease. The infection may extend into the peritoneal cavity causing peritonitis, which so often results in the untimely death of the woman. Here let me say that not all cases of peritonitis or of inflammation of the womb, tubes or ovaries are due to this infection. There are other infections, other germs, that may produce similar results. These germs may ...
— Herself - Talks with Women Concerning Themselves • E. B. Lowry

... separates the thoracic from the abdominal cavity in all the mammals (and these alone). This separation is not found in the beginning; there is at first a common breast-belly cavity, the coeloma or pleuro-peritoneal cavity. The diaphragm is formed later on as a muscular horizontal partition between the thoracic and abdominal cavities. It then completely separates the two cavities, and is only pierced by several organs that pass from the one to the other. One of the chief of these organs is the oesophagus. ...
— The Evolution of Man, V.2 • Ernst Haeckel

Words linked to "Peritoneal cavity" :   bursa omentalis, cavity, omental bursa, lesser peritoneal cavity, bodily cavity, cavum, greater peritoneal sac

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