Meaning of mesometrium in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmɛsə(ʊ)ˈmiːtrɪəm/


Anatomy Zoology
  • A fold of peritoneum connecting the lateral wall of the uterus or (in birds) the oviduct with the pelvic wall.

    In human anatomy usually called the broad ligament.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Todd's Cyclopaedia of Anatomy and Physiology. From meso- + ancient Greek μήτρα womb + classical Latin -ium; compare -metrium.