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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.
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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]
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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]
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A part of the peritoneum, consisting of membrane that suspends from the abdomen to cover the intestines.
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|Noun||1.||omentum - 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
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n. omento, repliegue del peritoneo que conecta el estómago con ciertas vísceras abdominales.
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omentumn omento, epiplón m
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