A mesentery is a double layer of peritoneum that encloses the intestines and attaches them to the posterior abdominal wall. The term was originally only used to refer to the double layer of peritoneum that suspends the jejunum and ileum, but its meaning has been widened.
- Gray's Anatomy 39th Edition, Elsevier
- Thieme Atlas of Anatomy (Neck and Internal organs): ISBN 3131421118
- Wikipedia: Mesentery
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