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omental appendices


Definition: one of a number of little processes or sacs of peritoneum filled with adipose tissue and projecting from the serous coat of the large intestine, except the rectum; they are most evident on the transverse and sigmoid colon, being most numerous along the free tenia.

Synonym(s): appendices omentalesTA, appendices adiposae coli, fatty appendices of colon, appendix epiploica, epiploic appendage, epiploic appendix, epiploic tags

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