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mesovarium

 [mez″o-var´e-um]
the portion of the broad ligament between the mesometrium and mesosalpinx, enclosing and holding the ovary in place.
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mes·o·va·ri·um

, pl.

mes·o·va·ri·a

(mez'ō-vā'rē-ŭm, -ă), [TA]
Portion of the broad ligament of the uterus that reflects onto and suspends the ovary.
Synonym(s): mesoarium
[meso- + L. ovarium, ovary]
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mes·o·va·ri·um

, pl. mesovaria (mez'ō-vā'rē-ŭm, -ă) [TA]
A short peritoneal fold connecting the anterior border of the ovary with the posterior layer of the broad ligament of the uterus.
[meso- + L. ovarium, ovary]
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References in periodicals archive ?
The cranial portion supports the ovary and is called the mesovarium. The oviducts are supported by the middle section known as the mesosalpinx (referring to the "trumpet-shaped" oviduct).
Oophorectomy can be performed by clamping and ligature of the mesovarium pedicle.
The attachment of the ovary to the posterior layer of the broad ligament is known as the mesovarium. The ovary is suspended from the uterine cornu by the ovarian ligament, which runs inside the broad ligament to the mesovarium.
Next, a window was created in the mesovarium, on both sides of the ovarian pedicle, topper form electrocoagulation.
Delay in handling prolapsed mass outweighs and may result into rupture of mesovarium and ovarian artery leading to internal haemorrahages and finally death due to shock (Noakes et al., 2001).