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 for Omentum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 epiploon.
     [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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a fold of peritoneum supporting the viscera

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