Omentum meaning

ō-mĕntəm
One of the folds of the peritoneum that connect the stomach with other abdominal organs, especially:
  • The greater omentum.
  • The lesser omentum.
noun
0
0
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.
noun
0
0
One of the folds of the peritoneum that connect the stomach with other abdominal organs, especially:
  • The greater omentum.
  • The lesser omentum.
noun
0
0
(anatomy) Either of two folds of the peritoneum that support the viscera.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Origin of omentum

  • Latin ōmentum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition