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mesogastrium

Syllabification: mes·o·gas·tri·um
Pronunciation: /ˌmezəˈɡastrēəm, ˌmē-
 
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Definition of mesogastrium in English:

noun (plural mesogastria /-trēə/)

Anatomy
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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

mesogastric

1
adjective
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.

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