omentum

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noun omen·tum \ō-ˈmen-təm\

Definition of omentum

plural

omenta

play \ō-ˈmen-tə\ or

omentums

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of omentum

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


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

omentum

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noun omen·tum \ō-ˈment-əm\

Medical Definition of omentum

plural

omenta

\-ə\play or

omentums

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


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