pleuroperitoneal fold

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Related to pleuroperitoneal membrane: pleuroperitoneal cavity, pleuroperitoneal canal

pleur·o·per·i·to·ne·al fold

a tissue fold jutting into the caudal portion of the embryonic pericardioperitoneal canal; it develops into the dorsal portion of the definitive diaphragm and is formed by the lungs growing caudally and the liver expanding cranially.