omento-, oment- +
(Latin: fat, adipose tissue; and by extension, caul, intestines)
The omentumfixation is a sheet of fat that is covered by the peritoneum or a smooth transparent membrane that lines the abdomen and doubles back over the surfaces of the internal organs to form a continuous sac.
The greater omentumfixation is attached to the bottom edge of the stomach, and hangs down in front of the intestines while its other edge is attached to the transverse colon.
The lesser omentumfixation is attached to the top edge of the stomach, and extends to the under surface of the liver.
Used in the sense of "pertaining to either pair of peritoneal folds that connect the stomach to the adjacent organs".
- 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.
Three divisions of the omentum are commonly recognized: