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omentum

Syllabification: o·men·tum
Pronunciation: /ˌōˈmen(t)əm
 
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Definition of omentum in English:

noun (plural omenta /-tə/)

Anatomy
A fold of peritoneum connecting the stomach with other abdominal organs.
Example sentences
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy was performed, which revealed dilated veins in the omentum and falciform ligament, a nodular liver, and a mass in the right lower quadrant.
  • Gliomatosis peritonei is a miliary implantation of mature glial tissue on the omentum and peritoneum associated with ovarian teratomas.
  • Metastatic tumor was present in the bilateral lungs, liver, omentum, bones, bilateral adrenal glands, abdominal lymph nodes, and liver.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin.

Derivatives

omental

1
Pronunciation: /ōˈmentl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Retroperitpneal, peripancreatic, porta hepatis and mesenteric / omental lymph node enlargement may be evident.
  • A left salpingo-oophorectomy, left pelvic lymph node dissection, omental biopsy, and pelvic washings for cytology were performed.
  • A detailed review of the patient's medical records confirmed a right hemicolectomy for an ileal carcinoid with lymph node and omental metastases that had been performed elsewhere 10 years earlier.

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