The greater omentum (also the great omentum, omentum majus, gastrocolic omentum, epiploön, or, especially in animals, caul) is a large fold of peritoneum that hangs down from the stomach, and extends from the stomach to the posterior abdominal wall after associating with the transverse colon. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_omentum ]

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The greater omentum (also the great omentum, omentum majus, gastrocolic omentum, epiploön, or, especially in animals, caul) is a large fold of peritoneum that hangs down from the stomach, and extends from the stomach to the posterior abdominal wall after associating with the transverse colon.

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external definition

A filmy, transparent double fold of the peritoneum, draping the transverse colon and coils of the small intestine. It is attached along the greater curvature of the stomach and the first part of the duodenum. [TFD][VHOG]

has related synonym

omentum majus

great omentum

epiplooen

epiploic

omentectomy

epiploön

caul

gastrocolic omentum

epiploon

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UBERON:0005448