Definition of mesogastrium in US English:


nounPlural mesogastria

  • The middle region of the abdomen between the epigastrium and the hypogastrium.

    • ‘This also pulls the mesogastrium to the left to create the ornamental cavity.’
    • ‘The ventral mesogastrium is separated into parts by the formation of the liver.’
    • ‘In the vessels of the dorsal mesogastrium between the liver and kidney there were many hemopoietic stem cells, and near mesogastrium there were a lot of acidophilic cells.’
    • ‘Posterior part of mesogastrium adheres to the posterior wall, and the left kidney will then lie directly deep to it.’
    • ‘It begins attached to the inferior end of the stomach as a fold of the dorsal mesogastrium which later fuses to form the structure we recognise anatomically.’
    • ‘The spleen, derived from mesoderm develops in the dorsal mesogastrium and consequently moves to the left side of the abdomen.’
    • ‘Although parts of the dorsal mesogastrium adhere to the posterior abdominal wall, the spleen remains an intraperitoneal organ.’
    • ‘The part of the dorsal mesogastrium which intervened between the spleen and the greater curvature of the stomach forms the gastrosplenic ligament.’
    • ‘Sickness, vomiting, unpleasant feeling in epi- and mesogastria can be noticed.’
    • ‘The spleen forms from the mesoderm within the dorsal mesogastrium.’
    • ‘Details of development not expected, the concept of the liver and spleen developing in the ventral and dorsal mesogastria respectively is adequate.’
    • ‘The physical examination showed pallid mucosa and a palpable mass in the epigastrium and mesogastrium.’
    • ‘Fusion of dorsal mesogastrium to the posterior abdominal wall and left kidney forms the lienorenal ligament containing tail of pancreas and splenic artery.’
    • ‘The spleen develops within the dorsal mesogastrium, between the stomach and the body wall.’


Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from meso- ‘middle’ + Greek gastēr, gastr- ‘stomach’.