omentum

noun omen·tum \ ō-ˈmen-təm \

Definition of omentum

plural omenta play \ō-ˈmen-tə\ or omentums
:a fold of peritoneum connecting or supporting abdominal structures (such as the stomach and liver); also :a fold of peritoneum free at one end

omental

play \ō-ˈmen-tᵊl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of omentum

Latin; perhaps akin to Latin induere to put on, exuere to take off — more at exuviae


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omentum

noun omen·tum \ ō-ˈment-əm \

medical Definition of omentum

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

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