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omentum

[ oh-men-tuhm ]
/ oʊˈmɛn təm /
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noun, plural o·men·ta [oh-men-tuh]. /oʊˈmɛn tə/. Anatomy.

a fold of the peritoneum connecting the stomach and the abdominal viscera forming a protective and supportive covering.

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Origin of omentum

First recorded in 1535–45, omentum is from the Latin word ōmentum caul surrounding the intestines
o·men·tal, adjectivepost·o·men·tal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for omentum

omentum
/ (əʊˈmɛntəm) /

noun plural -ta (-tə)

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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Medical definitions for omentum

omentum
[ ō-mĕntəm ]

n. pl. o•men•tums

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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