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pleuroperitoneal fold

 

Definition: a tissue fold jutting into the caudal portion of the embryonic pericardioperitoneal canal; it develops into the dorsal portion of the definitive diaphragm and is formed by the lungs growing caudally and the liver expanding cranially.

Synonym(s): pleuroperitoneal membrane

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