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Medical Term:

subcutaneous tissue of abdomen

Definition

the fibrofatty layer deep to the skin at the anterolateral abdominal wall. At the level of the umbilicus and superiorly, it consists of loose connective tissue [TA] (texta connectivus laxus abdominis [TA]) but in the lower abdominal wall it typically has two rather distinct layers: a superficial fatty layer [TA] (panniculus adiposa [TA]) and a deep membranous layer [TA] (stratum membranosum [TA]).

Synonym(s): tela subcutanea abdominisTA

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