omentum [ō men′təm]
pl. omenta [ō men′tə] or omentums [L: * o- (< IE base * eu-, to put on > L exuere, to strip off: see EXUVIAE) + -mentum,-MENT]
a free fold of the peritoneum connecting the stomach and certain other visceral organs: the greater omentum covers the stomach and intestines like an apron over their anterior surfaces, while the lesser omentum forms a partial covering of the stomach and common bile duct

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  • OMENTUM — Hebr. Gap desc: Hebrew, i. e. operiens, Levitici c. 9. v. 19. Ex ariete (obtulerunt) caudam operientem, et renes, ubi subintelligenda intestina: Ventriculum enim atque intestina pingui ac tenui omento integi, dicit Plin. l. 11. c. 37. Unde est,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Omentum — O*men tum, n.; pl. {Omenta}. [L.] (Anat.) A free fold of the peritoneum, or one serving to connect viscera, support blood vessels, etc.; an epiplo[ o]n. [1913 Webster] Note: The great, or gastrocolic, omentum forms, in most mammals, a great sac,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • omentum — OMÉNTUM s.n. (anat.) Epiploon. [< lat. omentum, cf. it. omento]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  OMÉNTUM s. n. epiplon. (< lat. omentum) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. S …   Dicționar Român

  • Omentum — may refer to: greater omentum lesser omentum This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the inte …   Wikipedia

  • omentum — omèntum m DEFINICIJA anat. trbušna ovojnica ETIMOLOGIJA lat. omentum …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Omentum — Omentum, in der Anatomie das Netz; daher Omentalis, auf die Netze sich beziehend; so: Omentales arteriae, Netzarterien; Omentītis. Netzentzündung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Oméntum — (lat.), Netz, Darmnetz (s. Netz) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Omentum — Omentum, lat., s. Netz …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Omentum — A sheet of fat that is covered by peritoneum. The greater omentum is attached to the bottom edge of the stomach, and hangs down in front of the intestines. Its other edge is attached to the transverse colon. The lesser omentum is attached to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Omentum — Als Omentum, lat. für „Netz“ oder „Bauchnetz“ (griech. epíploon) werden in der Medizin bzw. Anatomie zwei Gebilde in der Bauchhöhle bezeichnet: Omentum minus („kleines Netz“) Omentum majus („großes Netz“) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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