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Dorsal mesentery

Dorsal mesentery Definition It is the part of mesentery that is joined to the greater curvature of the stomach. The section of this mesentery that is present at the stomach is also known as “Dorsal Mesogastrium” while the segment that suspends the colon is referred to as “Mesocolon.” (more…)

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Parietal pleura

Parietal pleura Definition It is the outermost of the pleural membranes, which are two in number, and forms a lining for the chest cavity that contains the lungs. In Latin, this organ is known as “Pleura Parietalis”. (more…)

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Pterygoid fovea

What is Pterygoid fovea? The pterygoid fovea (occasionally called pit or depression) is a concave surface on the uppermost medial (anteromedial) side of the ramus, which is the posterior section of the mandible that is somewhat vertical. The structure is rough and shallow in appearance. The structure is often mistaken for the Pterygoid fossa of […]

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Descending colon

What is Descending colon? It is a section of the large intestine. It is a part of the colon that passes down through the left hypochondrium. It also passes through the lumbar areas and along the side of the left kidney ultimately connecting with the sigmoid colon. (more…)

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Petrotympanic fissure

Petrotympanic fissure Description It is a soft tissue or fissure located in the temporal bone which extends to the tympanic cavity from the temporomandibular joint. When running constantly with the petrotympanic fissure, both tissues are together often referred to as “Squamotympanic fissure”. Petrotympanic fissure Names This tissue is known by various other names like Glaserian […]

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Nail Matrix

Nail Matrix Definition It refers to the formative cellular layer that is present at the base of the nail of the toe or finger. This is the Germinal Matrix or tissue on which the nail lies. This tissue comprises of skin cells that divide quickly and are rapidly filled with keratin, a fibrous scleroprotein. The […]

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Gluteus Maximus

Gluteus Maximus Definition The Gluteus Maximus, Gluteus Medius, and Gluteus Minimus, collectively referred to as the “Glutes,” are the three gluteal muscles. The Gluteus Maximus is the largest of the three. This large skeletal muscle is responsible for providing the butt with shape and helping the thigh move. (more…)

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Intestinal villus

Intestinal Villus Definition Intestinal villus refers to any one of the small, finger-shaped outgrowths of the epithelial lining of the wall of the intestine. A cluster of these projections is referred to as Intestinal villi. (more…)

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