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Definition of "omentum" []

  • One of the folds of the peritoneum that connect the stomach with other abdominal organs, especially: (noun)
  • The greater omentum. (noun)
  • The lesser omentum. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "omentum" in a sentence
  • "To nurture the new organ, the scientists wrapped some of the patients 'bladders with a blood-rich tissue called the omentum, which is present in people's abdominal cavities."
  • "There are some poetic moments in this essay, beautiful descriptions of organs “It [the liver] laps over the pink sweep of the stomach, from whose lower border the gauzy omentum is draped, and through which veil one sees, sinuous, slow as just-fed snakes, the indolent coils of the intestine.”"
  • "The omentum, which is located next to your stomach, serves as your primary storage facility of fat, where you park some or in really bad cases all the excess foods you eat."