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noun Anatomy.

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

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Also called caul, gastrocolic omentum .
Compare lesser omentum.
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greater omentum

n.

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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