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
Observe the condition of the omentum, the mesentery, the viscera and the peritoneal surface of the intestines.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique | John William Henry Eyre
The assistant passes a large warm flat dab into the belly to restrain the intestines and omentum.
The peritoneum and omentum in one case (cow), reported by Sayre, were covered with small nodules.Barium, A Cause of the Loco-Weed Disease | Albert Cornelius Crawford
If the omentum finds its way out of the wound, all of it that is black or green must be cut off.Old-Time Makers of Medicine | James J. Walsh
Next he opened the body cavity and pulled out the viscera, setting aside a mass of fat (apparently the omentum).The Barren Ground Caribou of Keewatin | Francis Harper
British Dictionary definitions for omentum
anatomy a double fold of peritoneum connecting the stomach with other abdominal organs
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