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(english) Double membranes meeting in the midline above and below the viscera formed by the serous membranes in the peritoneal and pericardial cavities. The mesentery in the pericardial cavity disappears during embryonic development and most the ventral mesentery is lost in the peritoneal cavity except for falciform and gastrohepatic ligaments. (See also: viscera, pericardium, peritoneal cavity)

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