omentum


omen·tum

noun \ō-ˈmen-təm\
plural omen·ta \-tə\ or omen·tums

Definition of OMENTUM

:  a fold of peritoneum connecting or supporting abdominal structures (as the stomach and liver); also :  a fold of peritoneum free at one end
omen·tal \-ˈmen-təl\ adjective

Origin of OMENTUM

Latin; perhaps akin to Latin induere to put on, exuere to take off — more at exuviae
First Known Use: 1682

omen·tum

noun \ō-ˈment-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural omen·ta \-ə\ or omen·tums

Medical Definition of OMENTUM

: a fold of peritoneum connecting or supporting abdominal structures (as the stomach and liver)—see greater omentum, lesser omentum

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