peritoneal cavity

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Related to cavum peritonei: peritoneum, spatium retroperitoneale

peritoneal cavity

[¦per·ə·tə¦nē·əl ′kav·əd·ē]
(anatomy)
The potential space between the visceral and parietal layers of the peritoneum.
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