Perineum vs. Peritoneum

Perineum vs. Peritoneum — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Perineum and Peritoneum

Perineumnoun

The portion of the body in the pelvis occupied by urogenital passages and the rectum, bounded in front by the pubic arch, in the back by the coccyx, and laterally by part of the hipbone.

Peritoneumnoun

The serous membrane that lines the walls of the abdominal cavity and folds inward to enclose the viscera.

Perineumnoun

The region between the scrotum and the anus in males, and between the posterior vulva junction and the anus in females.

Peritoneumnoun

(anatomy) In mammals, the serous membrane lining the cavity of the abdomen and that is folded over the viscera.

Perineumnoun

(anatomy) The region between the vulva and anus in women and the scrotum and anus in men.

Peritoneumnoun

(zoology) In animals, the membrane lining the coelom cavity.

Perineumnoun

the general region between the anus and the genital organs

Peritoneumnoun

a transparent membrane that lines the abdominal cavity in mammals and covers most of the viscera