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mesogastrium

 [mez″o-gas´tre-um]
the portion of the primordial mesentery that encloses the stomach and from which the greater omentum develops. adj., adj mesogas´tric.
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mes·o·gas·tri·um

(mez'ō-gas'trē-ŭm),
In the embryo, the mesentery of the dilated portion of the foregut that is the future stomach; it gives rise to the greater omentum and consequently is involved in the formation of the omental bursa. The spleen and body of the pancreas develop within it, and thus the splenorenal and gastrosplenic ligaments are derivatives of the (dorsal) mesogastrium.
[meso- + G. gastēr stomach]
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mesogastrium

(mĕz′ə-găs′trē-əm, mĕs′-)
n. pl. mesogas·tria (-trē-ə)
Either of two mesenteries attached to the embryonic stomach that persist in the form of ligaments and the lesser omentum.

mes′o·gas′tric adj.
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mes·o·gas·tri·um

(mez'ō-gas'trē-ŭm)
In the embryo, the mesentery of the dilated portion of the alimentary canal that is the primordium of the stomach; it gives rise to the greater omentum and consequently is involved in the formation of the omental bursa. The spleen and body of the pancreas develop within it, and thus the splenorenal and gastrosplenic ligaments are derivatives of the (dorsal) mesogastrium.
Synonym(s): mesogaster.
[meso- + G. gastēr stomach]
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