Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Peritoneum

1. strong, colorless membrane that surrounds several structures in vertebrates.

2. membrane lining the walls of the diaphragm, abdomen and pelvis (the parietal peritoneum) and that defines the peritoneal cavities.

3. membrane that infuses the viscera (the visceral peritoneum).

4. the pericranium.

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