This flattened band is the mesentery, shewn commencing in fig. 117, and much more advanced in fig. 119, M.
The mesentery is a delicate, narrow membrane about twenty feet long.
The mesentery attached to the included lengths of bowel—viz.
The mesentery, stomach and intestines were excessively thin and transparent.
This latter is seen about the region of the pancreas and in the folds of the mesentery.
Unfold this tube, separating it from its enveloping membrane, the mesentery.
These bands of smooth muscle fibers are also encountered, though less well developed, in the mesentery of birds and mammals.
The mesentery of the stomach, or mesogastrium, enlarges in Mammalia to form a peculiar sack known as the greater omentum.
The other edge of the mesentery is gathered up as you have gathered the ruffle.
There is also in such persons in advanced life an accumulation of fat in the mesentery and around the colon.
mesentery mes·en·ter·y (měz'ən-těr'ē, měs'-)
A double layer of peritoneum attached to the abdominal wall and enclosing in its fold certain organs of the abdominal viscera.
A fold of the peritoneum that connects the intestines to the dorsal abdominal wall, especially such a fold that envelops the jejunum and ileum.