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omentum (s), omenta (pl)
A fold of peritoneum extending from the stomach to adjacent organs in the abdominal cavity.

Used in the sense of "pertaining to either pair of peritoneal folds that connect the stomach to the adjacent organs".

    Three divisions of the omentum are commonly recognized:

  • The gastro-colic or greater omentum descending over a part of the intestines from the lower border of the stomach to the transverse colon.
  • The gastro-hepatic, hepato-gastric, or lesser omentum extending from the liver to the smaller curvature of the stomach.
  • The gastro-splenic omentum connecting the cardiac end of the stomach with the spleen.
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