Definitions for omentumoʊˈmɛn təm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•men•tum*oʊˈmɛn təm(n.)(pl.)-ta

  1. a fold of the peritoneum connecting the stomach and other abdominal viscera and forming a protective and supportive covering.

    Category: Anatomy

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Origin of omentum:

1535–45; < L ōmentum caul surrounding the intestines


Princeton's WordNet

  1. omentum(noun)

    a fold of peritoneum supporting the viscera


  1. omentum(Noun)

    Either of two folds of the peritoneum that support the viscera

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Omentum

    A double-layered fold of peritoneum that attaches the STOMACH to other organs in the ABDOMINAL CAVITY.


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