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o·men·tum

 (ō-mĕn′təm)
n. pl. o·men·ta (-tə) or o·men·tums
One of the folds of the peritoneum that connect the stomach with other abdominal organs, especially:
a. The greater omentum.
b. The lesser omentum.

[Latin ōmentum, perhaps a dialectal variant of *ūmentum (from earlier *ovimentum : *ov(i)-, to put on, cover-uere in Latin induere, to put on; see indumentum + -mentum, noun suffix) or perhaps from an Italic source akin to Umbrian umen and Latin unguen, fat, fatty substance (since the greater omentum is rich in fat), and Latin unguentum, salve; see unguent.]

o·men′tal (-təl) adj.

omentum

(əʊˈmɛntəm)
n, pl -ta (-tə)
(Anatomy) anatomy a double fold of peritoneum connecting the stomach with other abdominal organs
[C16: from Latin: membrane, esp a caul, of obscure origin]

o•men•tum

(oʊˈmɛn təm)

n., pl. -ta (-tə).
a fold of the peritoneum connecting the stomach and other abdominal viscera and forming a protective and supportive covering.
[1535–45; < Latin ōmentum caul surrounding the intestines]
o•men′tal, adj.

omentum

A part of the peritoneum, consisting of membrane that suspends from the abdomen to cover the intestines.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.omentum - a fold of peritoneum supporting the visceraomentum - a fold of peritoneum supporting the viscera
peritoneum - a transparent membrane that lines the abdominal cavity in mammals and covers most of the viscera
caul, gastrocolic omentum, greater omentum - part of the peritoneum attached to the stomach and to the colon and covering the intestines
lesser omentum - a part of the peritoneum attached to the stomach and liver and supporting the hepatic vessels
Translations

o·men·tum

n. omento, repliegue del peritoneo que conecta el estómago con ciertas vísceras abdominales.

omentum

n omento, epiplón m
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During the study, Cohen and colleagues seeded rat cardiac cells onto scaffolds that they transplanted into the omentums of eight rats, reports New Scientist magazine.
Smadar Cohen, a tissue engineer at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba, has revealed that the study has basically shown that a fatty apron of tissue called the omentum, which sits over the stomach and intestines, may be the perfect spot to grow patches of cells for heart repair.