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  • adj. mesenteric

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  • adj. Mesenteric.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In anatomy, of or pertaining to the mesentery; mesenteric: chiefly in the compound omphalomesaraic.
  • n. Same as mesentery.


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Ancient Greek, middle + flank.


  • If from the mesaraic veins and liver on the other side, little or no appetite, Herc. de

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [2424] The stomach and mesaraic veins do often concur, by reason of their obstructions, and thence their heat cannot be avoided, and many times the matter is so adust and inflamed in those parts, that it degenerates into hypochondriacal melancholy.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Averters must be used to the liver and spleen, and to scour the mesaraic veins: and they are either too open or provoke urine.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Galen recites, [2444] heat and obstruction of those mesaraic veins, as an immediate cause, by which means the passage of the chilus to the liver is detained, stopped or corrupted, and turned into rumbling and wind.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Jejunum, or empty gut, continuate to the other, which hath many mesaraic veins annexed to it, which take part of the chylus to the liver from it.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Blood is a hot, sweet, temperate, red humour, prepared in the mesaraic veins, and made of the most temperate parts of the chylus in the liver, whose office is to nourish the whole body, to give it strength and colour, being dispersed by the veins through every part of it.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The mesaraic veins suck out of it what is good and fit, leaving behind the excrements, which are, through special conduits for that purpose, voided by an expulsive faculty.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel


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