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      n   pl   , -nea   , -neums   a thin translucent serous sac that lines the walls of the abdominal cavity and covers most of the viscera  
     (C16: via Late Latin from Greek peritonaion, from peritonos stretched around, from peri- + tenein to stretch)  
  peritoneal      adj  
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