noun. a fold of peritoneum supporting the viscera.
- gastrocolic omentum
- lesser omentum
Example sentences of the word omentum
1. Noun, singular or mass
Lack of sleep is also tied to an increase of the hormone cortisol, which can cause you to store more fat in your omentum and feel hungry, even when you aren't.
Changing up the exercise routine helps keep your body from becoming accustomed to it, helping you burn omentum fat faster.
3. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
Too much omentum fat can increase your risk of health-related conditions such as high levels of low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol — the dangerous type of cholesterol, Dr. Michael F. Roizen warns on the Sharecare website.