A double layer of peritoneum (a smooth membrane that covers most internal organs) that connects many organs contained in the abdomen. Its primary function is to separate the abdominal organs from friction and merging together, but at the same time keep them connected. It also helps in mobility, as in the passage of food.
The mesentery of the large intestine was dissected through to allow completion of the colostomy.
by GrossHemoptysis February 04, 2009