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  • n. The omentum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See omentum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The caul or apron of the intestines; the great omentum; a quadruplicature of the peritoneum, hanging down in front of the intestines from the stomach and transverse colon.
  • n. In entomology, the peculiar fatty substance in insects.

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Examples

  • Such women as are immoderately fat, and do not prove with child, in them it is because the epiploon (fat?) blocks up the mouth of the womb, and until it be reduced, they do not conceive.

    Aphorisms

  • When the liver is filled with water and bursts into the epiploon, in this case the belly is filled with water and the patient dies.

    Aphorisms

  • Caul: the fatty mass of larvae from which the organs of the future adult were supposed to develop: = epiploon.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Berchon 6.268 mentions double perforation of the diaphragm with hernia of the epiploon.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Belin 2.236 mentions a stab-wound in a pregnant woman from which a considerable portion of the epiploon protruded.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Belin mentions a stab-wound in a pregnant woman from which a considerable portion of the epiploon protruded.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Berchon mentions double perforation of the diaphragm with hernia of the epiploon.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • After division of the epiploon section was made at the pylorus and at the cardiac extremities; the portions removed represented seven-eighths of the stomach.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • A little mucus mixed with blood in the mouth and on the lips, the left lateral sinus, the vessels of the pia mater gorged with blood, serous effusion in the lateral ventricle same side, the choroid pleurus infiltrated and strewed with hydatides, the pleura adhering almost entirely to the substance of the lungs; sanguineous engorgement of the right lung, as well as of the pleura corresponding, but of a purulent nature in this viscera; a little fatty polypus in the right ventricle of the heart, which otherwise was in a natural state; emaciation of the epiploon, -- pathological state of this membrane such as it presents after a long sickness.

    Toussaint L'Ouverture: A Biography and Autobiography

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  • The caul or apron of the intestines. -- Century Dictionary.

    September 15, 2011