greater omentum

the peritoneal fold attached to the stomach and the colon and hanging over the small intestine. Also called caul, gastrocolic omentum. Cf. lesser omentum.

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  • greater omentum — n a part of the peritoneum attached to the greater curvature of the stomach and to the colon and hanging down over the small intestine called also caul, gastrocolic omentum compare LESSER OMENTUM * * * o. majus …   Medical dictionary

  • greater omentum — n. see OMENTUM …   English World dictionary

  • Greater omentum — See also: lesser omentum Greater omentum Vertical disposition of the peritoneum. Main cavity, red; omental bursa, blue. (Greater omentum labeled at left.) …   Wikipedia

  • greater omentum — noun part of the peritoneum attached to the stomach and to the colon and covering the intestines • Syn: ↑gastrocolic omentum, ↑caul • Hypernyms: ↑omentum * * * noun : a fatty omentum attached to the stomach and colon and hanging down over the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • greater omentum — great′er omen′tum n. anat. the part of the omentum that attaches to the stomach and colon and hangs over the small intestine Also called caul …   From formal English to slang

  • Greater sac — The greater sac or general cavity (red) and lesser sac, or omental bursa (blue) …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — [ō men′təm] n. 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… …   English World dictionary

  • 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 — omental, adj. /oh men teuhm/, n., pl. omenta / teuh/. Anat. a fold of the peritoneum connecting the stomach and the abdominal viscera forming a protective and supportive covering. Cf. greater omentum, lesser omentum. [1535 45; < L omentum caul… …   Universalium

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