Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One of the folds of the peritoneum that connect the stomach with other abdominal organs, especially.
  • noun The greater omentum.
  • noun The lesser omentum.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In anatomy, a fold or duplication of peritoneum, of two or four peritoneal layers, passing between or hanging down from certain abdominal viscera—the stomach, liver, spleen, and colon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) A free fold of the peritoneum, or one serving to connect viscera, support blood vessels, etc.; an epiploön.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun anatomy Either of two folds of the peritoneum that support the viscera

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a fold of peritoneum supporting the viscera

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin ōmentum.]

Examples

  • To nurture the new organ, the scientists wrapped some of the patients 'bladders with a blood-rich tissue called the omentum, which is present in people's abdominal cavities.

    Medpundit

  • To nurture the new organ, the scientists wrapped some of the patients 'bladders with a blood-rich tissue called the omentum, which is present in people's abdominal cavities.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • There are some poetic moments in this essay, beautiful descriptions of organs “It [the liver] laps over the pink sweep of the stomach, from whose lower border the gauzy omentum is draped, and through which veil one sees, sinuous, slow as just-fed snakes, the indolent coils of the intestine.”

    Personal Essay Class, Week Six « So Many Books

  • The omentum, which is located next to your stomach, serves as your primary storage facility of fat, where you park some or in really bad cases all the excess foods you eat.

    You: On a Diet

  • The omentum, which is located next to your stomach, serves as your primary storage facility of fat, where you park some or in really bad cases all the excess foods you eat.

    You: On a Diet

  • The omentum, which is located next to your stomach, serves as your primary storage facility of fat, where you park some or in really bad cases all the excess foods you eat.

    You: On a Diet

  • When our ancestors faced periods of famine, they stored fat in their bellies with an organ called the omentum.

    You Staying Young

  • When our ancestors faced periods of famine, they stored fat in their bellies with an organ called the omentum.

    You Staying Young

  • When our ancestors faced periods of famine, they stored fat in their bellies with an organ called the omentum.

    You Staying Young

  • This stomach is sustained by a large kell or caul, called omentum; which some will have the same with peritoneum, or rim of the belly.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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