mesosigmoid

mesosigmoid

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me·so·sig·moid -'sig-.mȯid n the mesentery of the sigmoid part of the descending colon

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meso·sig·moid (mez″o-) (me″zo-sigґmoid) the peritoneal fold by which the sigmoid flexure is attached to the posterior abdominal wall.

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