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Omentum

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Oméntum. n.s. [Latin.]

The cawl, called also reticulum, from its structure, resembling that of a net. When the peritonæum is cut, as usual, and the cavity of the abdomen laid open, the omentum or cawl presents itself first to view. This membrane, which is like a wide and empty bag, covers the greatest part of the guts. Quincy.

Sources: Quincy, John (60)

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