appendix epiploica


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omental appendices

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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.
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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.
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appendix epiploica

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