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broad ligament of the uterus

 

Definition: the peritoneal fold passing from the lateral margin of the uterus to the wall of the pelvis on either side, and in so doing also ensheathing the ovaries and uterine tubes.

Synonym(s): ligamentum latum uteriTA

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