omentum

noun
omen·​tum | \ō-ˈmen-təm \
plural omenta\ ō-​ˈmen-​tə \ or omentums

Definition of omentum 

: a fold of peritoneum connecting or supporting abdominal structures (such as the stomach and liver) also : a fold of peritoneum free at one end

Other Words from omentum

omental \ ō-​ˈmen-​tᵊl \ adjective

First Known Use of omentum

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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 \
plural omenta\ -​ə \ or omentums

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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