greater omentum

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greater omentum

n.
A fold of the peritoneum, passing from the stomach to the transverse colon. Also called caul.
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great′er omen′tum


n.
the part of the omentum that attaches to the stomach and colon and hangs over the small intestine. Also called caul.
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Noun1.greater omentum - part of the peritoneum attached to the stomach and to the colon and covering the intestines
omentum - a fold of peritoneum supporting the viscera
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Another finding which is described at surgical exploration, although not mentioned in imaging literature, was the absence or hypoplasia of omentum majus (1).
Purulent peritonitis manifests as thickened parietal peritoneum, seroperitoneum, pneumatosis, thickening and edema of omentum majus and mesentery of small intestine, etc.