from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A doubling; a fold or folding; a duplication: as, a duplicature of the peritoneum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A doubling; a fold, as of a membrane.

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  • noun A doubling; a fold, as of a membrane.


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Compare French duplicature.


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  • The difference between both descents attaches alone to the mode in which they become covered by the serous membrane; for the testicle passes through the internal ring behind the inguinal peritonaeum, at the same time that it takes a duplicature of this membrane; whereas the bowel encounters this part of the peritonaeum from within, and in this mode becomes invested by it on all sides.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • He was the first to study and describe the mediastinum, correcting the error of the ancients, who believed that this duplicature of the pleura contained a portion of the lungs.

    Fathers of Biology

  • A duplicature of the peritoneum covering the small _intestine_, which occupies the

    A Practical Physiology

  • The female, selecting some leaf of an aquatic plant, sits as it were upon its edge, and folding it by means of her two hind feet, deposits a single egg in the duplicature of the folded part of the leaf, which is thereby glued most securely together, and the egg is thus effectually protected from injury.

    Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children

  • This duplicature of the serous membrane, H H, is named the recto-vesical pouch, and it is required to ascertain with all the exactness possible the level to which it descends, so as to avoid it in the operation of puncturing the bladder through the rectum.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • It is formed by the duplicature of the serous layer over the remnant of the lower part of the left superior vena cava (duct of Cuvier), which becomes obliterated during fetal life, and remains as a fibrous band stretching from the highest left intercostal vein to the left atrium, where it is continuous with a small vein, the vein of the left atrium (oblique vein of Marshall), which opens into the coronary sinus.

    V. Angiology. 4a. The Pericardium

  • It is almost completely invested by peritoneum, and is connected to the inferior border of the pancreas by a large and wide duplicature of that membrane, the transverse mesocolon.

    XI. Splanchnology. 2h. The Large Intestine

  • The lesser omentum (omentum minus; small omentum; gastrohepatic omentum) is the duplicature which extends to the liver from the lesser curvature of the stomach and the commencement of the duodenum.

    XI. Splanchnology. 2e. The Abdomen

  • The round ligaments consists principally of muscular tissue, prolonged from the uterus; also of some fibrous and areolar tissue, besides bloodvessels, lymphatics; and nerves, enclosed in a duplicature of peritoneum, which, in the fetus, is prolonged in the form of a tubular process for a short distance into the inguinal canal.

    XI. Splanchnology. 3d. 3. The Uterus

  • The valve is formed by a duplicature of the lining membrane of the atrium, containing a few muscular fibers.

    V. Angiology. 4b. The Heart


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