mesenteryThe mesenteries are sets of thin, transparent sheets of tissue continuous with the peritoneum that suspend and support the visceral organs.

Note here the purplish color of the mesentery attached to the small intestine. This is due to the close proximity of both veins (dyed blue) and arteries (dyed red) that transport blood to and from the small intestine.

We have now finished dissecting the digestive system!

 

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