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rectouterine fold

 

Definition: a fold of peritoneum, containing the rectouterine muscle, passing from the sacrum to the base of the broad ligament on either side, forming the lateral boundary of the rectouterine (Douglas) pouch.

Synonym(s): plica rectouterinaTA, Douglas fold, sacrouterine fold

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