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ovarian fossa


Definition: a depression in the parietal peritoneum of the pelvis; it is bounded in front by the occluded part of the umbilical artery, and behind by the ureter and the uterine vessels; it lodges the ovary.

Synonym(s): fossa ovaricaTA, Claudius fossa

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