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omentum

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noun omen·tum \ō-ˈmen-təm\

Definition of omentum

plural omen·taplay play \-tə\ or omen·tums

  1. :  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 play \-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

Rhymes with omentum


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omentum

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noun omen·tum \ō-ˈment-əm\

Medical Definition of omentum

plural omen·ta \-ə\play or omen·tums

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




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