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mesentery

 [mes´en-ter″e]
1. a membranous fold attaching an organ to the body wall.
2. the peritoneal fold attaching the small intestine to the dorsal body wall; called also mesenterium. adj., adj mesenter´ic.

mes·en·ter·y

(mes'en-ter'ē), [TA]
1. A double layer of peritoneum attached to the abdominal wall and enclosing in its fold a portion or all of one of the abdominal viscera, conveying to it its vessels and nerves.
2. The fan-shaped fold of peritoneum suspending the greater part of the small intestines (jejunum and ileum) and attaching it to the posterior abdominal wall at the root of the mesentery (radix mesenterii). Synonym(s): mesenterium dorsale commune, mesostenium
Synonym(s): mesenterium [TA]
[Mod. L. mesenterium, fr. G. mesenterion, fr. G. mesos, middle, + enteron, intestine]

mesentery

/mes·en·tery/ (mez´en-ter″e)
1. the peritoneal fold attaching the small intestine to the posterior body wall.
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Mesentery in a median sagittal section.
2. a membranous fold attaching an organ to the body wall.

mesentery

(mĕz′ən-tĕr′ē, mĕs′-)
n. pl. mesenter·ies
Any of several folds of the peritoneum that connect the intestines to the dorsal abdominal wall, especially such a fold that envelops the jejunum and ileum.

mes′en·ter′ic adj.

mesentery

The double layer of peritoneum which covers abdominal organs and suspends the small intestine south of the ligament of Treitz—i.e., the jejunum and the ileum.

Pronunciation
Medspeak-UK: pronounced, MEE sen terry
Medspeak-US: pronounced, MEH sen terry

Many in the UK pronounce this the same as in the US.

mes·en·ter·y

(mes'ĕn-ter-ē) [TA]
1. A double layer of peritoneum attached to the abdominal wall and enclosing in its fold a portion or all of one of the abdominal viscera, conveying to it its vessels and nerves.
2. The fan-shaped fold of peritoneum encircling the greater part of the small intestines (jejunum and ileum) and attaching it to the posterior abdominal wall at the root of the mesentery (radix mesenterii).
Synonym(s): mesenterium.
[Mod. L. mesenterium, fr. G. mesenterion, fr. G. mesos, middle, + enteron, intestine]

mesentery

The complex, double-layered folded curtain of PERITONEUM that encloses the bowels and by which they are suspended from the back wall of the abdomen. Blood and lymphatic vessels run to and from the intestines between the two layers of the mesentery.

mesentery

  1. the layers of PERITONEUM that attach the gut system and its associated organs (e.g. SPLEEN) to the dorsal surface of the peritoneal cavity in mammals. The blood, lymph and nerve supplies to the gut are contained in the mesentery.
  2. one of the filaments dividing the body cavity of sea anemones and corals.

mesentery (mezˑ·n·terˈ·ē),

n the fan-shaped, double layer of peritoneal membrane; responsible for supporting the small intestine.

mesentery

a membranous sheet attaching various organs to the body wall, especially the peritoneal fold attaching the intestine to the dorsal body wall.

ovarian mesentery
testicle mesentery
see proper ligament of the testis.
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In paratenic hosts like amphibians and reptiles, the cystacanth does not develop to maturity but migrates from the digestive tract into the coelomic cavity and encysts in mesenteries.
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