A New Organ Identified In Human Body Called ‘Mesentery’


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For more than a century, doctors have regarded the folds of flesh that hold our intestines in place as snippets of an elaborate support structure—convoluted, but not much to talk about. Yet when a pair of Irish researchers took a closer look recently, they found that it’s actually one continuous fatty membrane, possibly constituting a whole new functional organ: the mesentery.

If the reclassification gets adopted by the medical field at large, it would bring the human body’s organ tally to 79 (by most counts).