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omentum

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o=men=tum

CIDE DICTIONARY

omentumn. [L.].
     A free fold of the peritoneum, or one serving to connect viscera, support blood vessels, etc.; an epiploön.  [1913 Webster]
    " The great, or gastrocolic, omentum forms, in most mammals, a great sac, which is attached to the stomach and transverse colon, is loaded with fat, and covers more or less of the intestines; the caul. The lesser, or gastrohepatic, omentum connects the stomach and liver and contains the hepatic vessels. The gastrosplenic omentum, or ligament, connects the stomach and spleen."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

omentum, n. (pl. omenta) a fold of peritoneum connecting the stomach with other abdominal organs.

Derivative
omental adj.
Etymology
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