pleuroperitoneum etymology

English word pleuroperitoneum comes from English peritoneum, English pleuro- ((medicine) of the pleura. To the side; lateral.)

Detailed word origin of pleuroperitoneum

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
peritoneum English (eng) (anatomy) In mammals, the serous membrane lining the cavity of the abdomen and that is folded over the viscera.. (zoology) In animals, the membrane lining the coelom cavity.
pleuro- English (eng) (medicine) of the pleura. To the side; lateral.
pleuroperitoneum English (eng) (anatomy) The pleural and peritoneal membranes, or the membrane lining the body cavity and covering the surface of the enclosed viscera; the peritoneum; used especially in the case of those animals in which the body cavity is not divided.

Words with the same origin as pleuroperitoneum

Descendants of pleuro-
pleurenchyma pleurobranch pleurocarp pleurocentrum pleurodont pleurodynia pleurolith pleuropedal pleuropericardial pleuroperipneumony pleuroperitoneal pleuropneumonia pleuropulmonary pleurosteon pleurotomy