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peritoneum

PERITONE'UM, n. [Gr. about, and to stretch.] A thin, smooth, lubricous membrane investing the whole internal surface of the abdomen, and more or less completely, all the viscera contained in it.




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PERITONE'UM, n. [Gr. about, and to stretch.] A thin, smooth, lubricous membrane investing the whole internal surface of the abdomen, and more or less completely, all the viscera contained in it.


PER-I-TO-NE'UM, n. [Gr. περιτοναιον; περι, about, and τονοω, to stretch.]

A thin, smooth, serous membrane investing the whole internal surface of the abdomen, and more or less completely, all the viscera contained in it. – Encyc. Parr.


Per`i*to*ne"um
  1. The smooth serous membrane which lines the cavity of the abdomen, or the whole body cavity when there is no diaphragm, and, turning back, surrounds the viscera, forming a closed, or nearly closed, sac.

    [Written also peritonæum.]
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Peritoneum

PERITONE'UM, noun [Gr. about, and to stretch.] A thin, smooth, lubricous membrane investing the whole internal surface of the abdomen, and more or less completely, all the viscera contained in it.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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tire

TIRE, n. [Heb. tur, a row or series.]

1. A tier; a row or rank. This is the same word as tier, differently written. [See Tier and Tour.]

2. A head dress; something that encompasses the head. [See Tiara.] Ezek.24. Is.3.

On her head she wore a tire of gold.

3. Furniture; apparatus; as the tire of war.

4. Attire. [See Attire.]

5. A band or hoop of iron, used to bind the fellies of wheels, to secure them from wearing and breaking; as cart-tire; wagon-tire. This tire however is generally formed of different pieces, and is not one entire hoop.

TIRE, v.t. To adorn; to attire; to dress; as the head. Obs. [See Attire.] 2 Kings 9.

TIRE, v.t. [L. tero.]

1. To weary; to fatigue; to exhaust the strength by toil or labor; as, to tire a horse or an ox. A long day's work in summer will tire the laborer.

Tir'd with toil, all hopes of safety past.

2. To weary; to fatigue; to exhaust the power of attending, or to exhaust patience with dullness or tediousness. A dull advocate may tire the court and jury, and injure his cause.

To tire out, to weary or fatigue to excess; to harass.

TIRE, v.i. To become weary; to be fatigued; to have the strength fail; to have the patience exhausted. A feeble body soon tires with hard labor.

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