Omenta
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, which is attached to the stomach and transverse colon, is loaded with fat, and covers more or less of the intestines; the caul. The lesser, or gastrohepatic, omentum connects the stomach and liver and contains the hepatic vessels. The {gastrosplenic omentum}, or ligament, connects the stomach and spleen. [1913 Webster]


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