Douglas's pouch

Douglas's pouch n POUCH OF DOUGLAS

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  • douglas's pouch — noun see douglas s cul de sac …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pouch of Douglas — An extension of the peritoneal cavity between the rectum and back wall of the uterus. The term cul de sac, aside from being any blind pouch or cavity that is closed at one end, is used specifically to refer to the rectouterine pouch. From that… …   Medical dictionary

  • douglas's cul-de-sac — noun or douglas s fossa or douglas s pouch Usage: usually capitalized D Etymology: after James Douglas died 1742 Scottish anatomist : pouch of douglas …   Useful english dictionary

  • Douglas pouch — pouch of Douglas excavatio rectouterina …   Medical dictionary

  • Douglas's cul-de-sac — dəg lə səz n POUCH OF DOUGLAS …   Medical dictionary

  • pouch — A pocket or cul de sac. SEE ALSO: fossa, recess, sac. antral p. a p. made in the antrum of the stomach of experimental animals. branchial pouches SYN: pharyngeal pouches. Broca p. SYN: puden …   Medical dictionary

  • Douglas, pouch of — An extension of the peritoneal cavity between the rectum and back wall of the uterus. The term cul de sac, aside from being any blind pouch or cavity that is closed at one end, is used specifically to refer to the rectouterine pouch. From that… …   Medical dictionary

  • Pouch, rectouterine — An extension of the peritoneal cavity between the rectum and back wall of the uterus. The term cul de sac, aside from being any blind pouch or cavity that is closed at one end, is used specifically to refer to the rectouterine pouch. From that… …   Medical dictionary

  • pouch — n. 1) (in anatomy) a small sac like structure, especially occurring as an outgrowth of a larger structure. The pouch of Douglas is a pouch of peritoneum occupying the space between the rectum and uterus. 2) (in surgery) a sac created from a loop… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • pouch of douglas — ˈdəgləs Usage: usually capitalized D Etymology: after James Douglas died 1742 Scottish anatomist : a deep peritoneal recess between the uterus and the upper vaginal wall anteriorly and the rectum posteriorly …   Useful english dictionary

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