omentum

[oh-men-tuhm]
noun, plural omenta [oh-men-tuh] . Anatomy.
a fold of the peritoneum connecting the stomach and the abdominal viscera forming a protective and supportive covering.


Origin:
1535–45; < Latin ōmentum caul surrounding the intestines

omental, adjective
postomental, adjective
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omentum (əʊˈmɛntəm)
 
n , pl -ta
anatomy a double fold of peritoneum connecting the stomach with other abdominal organs
 
[C16: from Latin: membrane, esp a caul, of obscure origin]

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omentum o·men·tum (ō-měn'təm)
n. pl. o·men·tums or o·men·ta (-tə)
One of the folds of the peritoneum that connect the stomach with other abdominal organs, especially the greater omentum or the lesser omentum.

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IT may have perforated or broken through the omentum causing the acute pelvic abscess.
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