greater omentum

noun

Medical Definition of greater omentum

: a part of the peritoneum attached to the greater curvature of the stomach and to the colon and hanging down over the small intestine

called also caul, gastrocolic omentum

— compare lesser omentum

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“Greater omentum.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/greater%20omentum. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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