- 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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Twelve deer were checked for body fat in one or all of the following areas: back (subcutaneous), kidneys, heart, omenta.
- anatomy a double fold of peritoneum connecting the stomach with other abdominal organs
Word Origin for omentum
C16: from Latin: membrane, esp a caul, of obscure origin
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- 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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