Definition of Greater omentum

1. Noun. Part of the peritoneum attached to the stomach and to the colon and covering the intestines.

Exact synonyms: Caul, Gastrocolic Omentum
Generic synonyms: Omentum



Medical Definition of Greater omentum

1. A peritoneal fold passing from the greater curvature of the stomach to the transverse colon, hanging like an apron in front of the intestines. Synonym: omentum majus, caul, cowl, epiploon, gastrocolic omentum, pileus, velum. Lesser omentum, a peritoneal fold passing from the margins of the porta hepatis and the bottom of the fissure of the ductus venosus to the lesser curvature of the stomach and to the the upper border of the duodenum for a distance of about 2 cm beyond the gastroduodenal pylorus. Synonym: omentum minus, gastrohepatic omentum, omentulum. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greater Omentum

greater celandine
greater circulation
greater cul-de-sac
greater curvature of stomach
greater fool theory
greater galago
greater galagos
greater good
greater horn of hyoid bone
greater knapweed
greater kudu
greater masterwort
greater multangular bone
greater occipital nerve
greater omentum (current term)
greater palatine artery
greater palatine canal
greater palatine foramen
greater palatine groove
greater palatine nerve
greater pectoral muscle
greater pelvis
greater peritoneal cavity
greater peritoneal sac
greater petrosal nerve
greater pichiciego
greater posterior rectus muscle of head
greater prairie chicken
greater psoas muscle

Literary usage of Greater omentum

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1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"... Greater curvature Anterior lamella of greater omentum Posterior lamella <ij greater vi ... Mesentery greater omentum- Small intestine FIG. 603. ..."

2. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"The greater omentum has been detached from the lower part of the greater curvature of the stomach and a large segment of the wall formed by its anterior two ..."

3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"from above downward, by the caudate lobe of the liver, the lesser omentum, the stomach, and the anterior two layers of the greater omentum. ..."

4. A Laboratory manual and text-book of embryology by Charles William Prentiss (1922)
"During fetal life the greater omentum grows rapidly to the left and caudad, ... Caudal to this attachment the walls of the greater omentum may be fused and ..."

5. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1921)
"The greater omentum has been detached from the lower part of the greater curvature of the stomach and a large segment of the wall formed by its anterior two ..."

6. Text-book of the embryology of man and mammals by Oscar Hertwig, Edward Laurens Mark (1905)
"Atrium and cavity of the greater omentum. The intestinal loop with its mesentery passes through a no less fundamental twisting around its place of ..."

7. The Anatomy of the Peritonaeum by Franklin Dexter (1892)
"... or greater omentum ; with the liver by its anterior mesentery or lesser omentum ; and, lastly, the liver connected with the anterior abdominal wall by ..."

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