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Pronunciation: o'men'to-plas-te

Definition: Use of vascularized greater omentum to cover or fill a defect, augment arterial or portal venous circulation, absorb effusions, or increase lymphatic drainage.

[omento- + G. plastos, formed]

See Also: omentopexy

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