omentum definition

  • noun:
    • one of several folds of the peritoneum that connect the tummy with other stomach body organs, particularly:
    • the higher omentum.
    • The cheaper omentum.
    • Either of two folds of this peritoneum that support the viscera
    • A Free Of Charge fold of this peritoneum, or one serving to get in touch viscera, support blood vessels, etc.; an epiploön.
    • In anatomy, a fold or duplication of peritoneum, of two or four peritoneal levels, passing between or dangling down from specific abdominal viscera—the belly, liver, spleen, and colon.
    • a fold of peritoneum giving support to the viscera

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