pl. -·ta or -·tums
a free fold of the peritoneum connecting the stomach and certain other visceral organs: the greater omentum covers the stomach and intestines like an apron over their anterior surfaces, while the lesser omentum forms a partial covering of the stomach and common bile duct
Origin of omentumL: an unverified form o- (; from Indo-European base an unverified form eu-, to put on from source Classical Latin exuere, to strip off: see exuviae) + -mentum, -ment
nounpl. o·men·ta or o·men·tums
One of the folds of the peritoneum that connect the stomach with other abdominal organs, especially:
a. The greater omentum.
b. The lesser omentum.
Origin of omentumLatin &omacron;mentum.