a fold of the peritoneum connecting the stomach and the abdominal viscera forming a protective and supportive covering.
- o·men·tal, adjective
- post·o·men·tal, adjective
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How to use omentum in a sentence
Her general condition was good, with some omental fat, but no subcutaneous fat.An Experimental Translocation of the Eastern Timber Wolf | Thomas F. Weise
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.
This is the first indication of the formation of the great omental or epiploic bursa.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity | George. S. Huntington
In the fœtus of six months the cavity of the omental bag extends caudad as far as the lower edge of the omentum.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity | George. S. Huntington
British Dictionary definitions for omentum
anatomy a double fold of peritoneum connecting the stomach with other abdominal organs
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