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adj. pertaining to the membrane lining the abdominal cavity (Anatomy)
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The peritoneum is the serous membrane that forms the lining of the abdominal cavity or the coelom—it covers most of the intra-abdominal (or coelomic) organs—in amniotes and some invertebrates (annelids, for instance). It is composed of a layer of mesothelium supported by a thin layer of connective tissue. The peritoneum both supports the abdominal organs and serves as a for their blood and lymph vessels and nerves.
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1. of or relating to or affecting the peritoneum; "peritoneal cancer"
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adj. peritoneal, pertaining to the membrane lining the abdominal cavity (Anatomy)
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adj. (Anatomy) peritoneal, pertaining to the membrane lining the abdominal cavity
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