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Medical Term:

falciform ligament of liver


a crescentic fold of peritoneum extending to the surface of the liver from the diaphragm and anterior abdominal wall; the round ligament lies in its free inferior border, derivative of embryonic ventral mesogastrium.

Synonym(s): ligamentum falciforme hepatisTA

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