appendix epiploica


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omental appendices

[TA]
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.

ap·pen·dix ep·i·plo·i·ca

, pl. appendices epiploicae (ă-pen'diks ep-i-plō'i-kă, ă-pen'di-sēz ep-i-plō'i-sē)
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.

appendix epiploica

Any of numerous pouches of the peritoneum, filled with fat and attached to the colon.
See also: appendix