greater omentum

noun Anatomy.

the peritoneal fold attached to the stomach and the colon and hanging over the small intestine.

Also called caul, gastrocolic omentum. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

greater omentum in Medicine

greater omentum


A peritoneal fold passing from the stomach to the transverse colon, hanging like an apron in front of the intestines.caul epiploon gastrocolic omentum velum
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