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Omentum


Noun, pl. omenta or omentums

1. A fold of peritoneum supporting the viscera. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu)

2. Either of two folds of the peritoneum that support the viscera. (wiktionary.org)

3. A fold of peritoneum connecting or supporting abdominal structures (as the stomach and liver). (merriam-webster.com)

Word origin: Latin word for “apron.”


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