Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In zoology and anatomy, of or relating to the pleura and the peritoneum, or the general body-cavity or perivisceral cavity of a vertebrate animal when it is not divided by a partition (diaphragm) into a pleural or thoracic and a peritoneal or abdominal cavity. It is formed in the early embryo by the splitting of the laminae ventrales into inner or splanchnopleural and outer or somatopleural layers, and the union of the latter layers of right and left sides in the ventral midline of the body.
- adj. Relating to the pleuroperitoneum.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the pleural and peritoneal membranes or cavities, or to the pleuroperitoneum.
- pleuro- + peritoneal (Wiktionary)
“The upper arrow is in the pleuroperitoneal opening, the lower in the pleuropericardial.”
“As a rule, it is still briefly called the coeloma; formerly it was known in anatomy as the pleuroperitoneal cavity.”
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