- a fold of the peritoneum connecting the stomach and the abdominal viscera forming a protective and supportive covering.
Origin of omentum
First recorded in 1535–45, omentum is from the Latin word ōmentum caul surrounding the intestines
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Lymphangiomas are met with in the abdomen in the form of omental cysts.Manual of Surgery
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The peritoneum, especially the omental part, is the seat of multiple ecchymoses, and the endothelium is fatty.
Omental tumors are usually more movable, better defined, more superficial, and regular in form.
In the fœtus of six months the cavity of the omental bag extends caudad as far as the lower edge of the omentum.
Here we encounter the first extensive area of omental or mesogastric adhesion.
- 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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- Relating to the omentum.
- One of the folds of the peritoneum that connect the stomach with other abdominal organs, especially the greater omentum or the lesser omentum.
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