Definition of mesogastrium in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmɛsə(ʊ)ˈɡastrɪəm/
Pronunciation: /ˌmɛzə(ʊ)ˈɡastrɪəm/ Pronunciation: /ˌmiːsə(ʊ)ˈɡastrɪəm/ Pronunciation: /ˌmiːzə(ʊ)ˈɡastrɪəm/

noun (plural mesogastria)

The middle region of the abdomen between the epigastrium and the hypogastrium.
Example sentences
  • The spleen develops within the dorsal mesogastrium, between the stomach and the body wall.
  • Posterior part of mesogastrium adheres to the posterior wall, and the left kidney will then lie directly deep to it.
  • The physical examination showed pallid mucosa and a palpable mass in the epigastrium and mesogastrium.



Example sentences
  • Anterior mesogastric process with one tubercle at midpoint, flanked on hepatic regions by two strong mammillated tubercles.
  • Lobonotus sandersi has much better developed intestinal and cardiac regions, and it has a better developed anterior process of the mesogastric region than does L. mexicanus.
  • Cardiac region circular, slightly narrower than maximum width of mesogastric region.


Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from meso- 'middle' + Greek gastēr, gastr- 'stomach'.

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