[ oh-men-tuhm ]

noun,plural o·men·ta [oh-men-tuh]. /oʊˈmɛn tə/. Anatomy.
  1. 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

Other words from omentum

  • o·men·tal, adjective
  • post·o·men·tal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for omentum


/ (əʊˈmɛntəm) /

nounplural -ta (-tə)
  1. anatomy a double fold of peritoneum connecting the stomach with other abdominal organs

Origin of omentum

C16: from Latin: membrane, esp a caul, of obscure origin

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