pleuroperitoneal cavity


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pleuroperitoneal cavity

[‚plu̇r·ō¦per·ə·tə¦nē·əl ′kav·əd·ē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The body cavity containing both the lungs and the abdominal viscera in all pulmonate vertebrates except mammals.