epiploic foramen

noun

Medical Definition of epiploic foramen

: the only opening between the omental bursa and the general peritoneal sac

called also foramen of Winslow

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“Epiploic foramen.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/epiploic%20foramen. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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