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|+||A fold of tissue which attaches organs to the body wall.|
|+||The word mesentery usually refers to the small bowel mesentery which anchors the small intestine to the back of the abdominal wall. [[Blood vessels]], nerves, and [[lymphatics]] branch through the mesentery to supply the intestine. |
|+||Other mesenteries exist to support the sigmoid [[colon]], appendix, transverse colon, and portions of the ascending and descending colon. |