Definition of Mesentery

1. Noun. A double layer of peritoneum that attaches to the back wall of the abdominal cavity and supports the small intestines.

Generic synonyms: Peritoneum
Specialized synonyms: Mesocolon
Derivative terms: Mesenteric



Definition of Mesentery

1. n. The membranes, or one of the membranes (consisting of a fold of the peritoneum and inclosed tissues), which connect the intestines and their appendages with the dorsal wall of the abdominal cavity. The mesentery proper is connected with the jejunum and ilium, the other mesenteries being called mesocæcum, mesocolon, mesorectum, etc.

Definition of Mesentery

1. Noun. (anatomy) The membrane that attaches the intestines to the wall of the abdomen, maintaining their position in the abdominal cavity, and supplying them with blood vessels, nerves, and lymphatics. ¹

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Definition of Mesentery

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Medical Definition of Mesentery

1. 1. The membranes, or one of the membranes (consisting of a fold of the peritoneum and inclosed tissues), which connect the intestines and their appendages with the dorsal wall of the abdominal cavity. The mesentery proper is connected with the jejunum and ilium, the other mesenteries being called mesoccum, mesocolon, mesorectum, etc. 2. One of the vertical muscular radiating partitions which divide the body cavity of Anthozoa into chambers. Origin: Gr, + intestine: cf. F. Mesentere. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mesentery

mesenteric vessels
mesenterick
mesentericoparietal fossa
mesentericoparietal recess
mesentericopeptidase
mesenteries
mesenteriolum
mesenteriolum processus vermiformis
mesenteriopexy
mesenteriorrhaphy
mesenteriplication
mesenteritis
mesenterium
mesenterium dorsale commune
mesenteron
mesentery (current term)
mesentery of appendix
mesentery of caecum
mesentery of lung
mesentery of sigmoid colon
mesentery of transverse colon
mesentoblast
mesentoblasts
meseraic
meseraick
meseraics
meses
meseta
mesetas
mesethmoid

Literary usage of Mesentery

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1. Natural Theology by William Paley (1826)
"It forms the margin of this mesentery, being stitched and fastened to it like the edging of a ruffle: being four times as long as the ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1905)
"The loop of gut is then caught by holding its mesentery between the ist and 2nd ... With the mesentery so held by the two fingers, a pair of forceps is ..."

3. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"MESENTERIO GLANDS »re the lymphatic ganglions of the mesentery. ... MESENTERIO HKR'NIA. if one of the layers of the mesentery be torn by a blow, ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1887)
"It occurred to me that if the mesentery could be folded down upon the outside of the intestine, and then turned in with the latter at the point of suture, ..."

5. Anatomy, descriptive and surgical by Henry Gray (1864)
"They run parallel with one another between the layers of the mesentery; each vessel dividing into two branches, which unite with a similar branch on each ..."

6. The Morbid Anatomy of Some of the Most Important Parts of the Human Body by Matthew Baillie (1812)
"mesentery inflamed. The mesentery is often found in a state of inflammation; although I believe ... When the mesentery is inflamed, it becomes much * Vid. ..."

7. A Text-book of operative surgery: Covering the Surgical Anatomy and by Warren Stone Bickham (1904)
"mesentery (proper).—A fan-shaped fold of peritoneum beginning at the spinal column and following and covering the anterior aspect of the superior mesenteric ..."

8. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1912)
"The ascending colon, after its rotation and the assumption of its normal position, is separated in its mesentery from the mesentery of the ileum, ..."

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