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Greater omentum


Noun

1. A large fold of visceral peritoneum that hangs down from the stomach. It extends from the greater curvature of the stomach, passing in front of the small intestines and reflects on itself to ascend to the transverse colon before reaching to the posterior abdominal wall. (wikipedia.org)

2. A peritoneal fold passing from the greater curvature of the stomach to the transverse colon, hanging like an apron in front of the intestines. (biology-online.org)

3. A part of the peritoneum attached to the greater curvature of the stomach and to the colon and hanging down over the small intestine. (merriam-webster.com)

4. Part of the peritoneum attached to the stomach and to the colon and covering the intestines. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu)

Syn: Great omentum, omentum majus, gastrocolic omentum, epiploon, or, especially in animals, caul

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