pleuroperitoneal canal

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Related to pleuroperitoneal canal: pericardioperitoneal canal, pleuroperitoneal membrane

pleur·o·per·i·to·ne·al ca·nal

the communication between the embryonic pleural and peritoneal cavities.

pleuroperitoneal canal

A tubular space extending ventrally and laterally from the coelom inside each half of the embryo and destined to form the pleural cavity for the lung.
Synonym: pericardioperitoneal canal
See also: canal


pertaining to the pleura and peritoneum.

pleuroperitoneal canal
an embryonic, transient canal venting pleural and peritoneal cavities.
pleuroperitoneal hernia
herniation of abdominal viscera through a pleuroperitoneal hiatus defect.
pleuroperitoneal hiatus defect
faulty closure of the pleuroperitoneal canals by the embryonic diaphragm.
pleuroperitoneal membrane
folds of tissue which extend into the peritoneal cavity of the developing embryo and participate in the separation of the pleural and peritoneal cavities.