the peritoneal fold attached to the stomach and the colon and hanging over the small intestine.
greater omentum n.
A peritoneal fold passing from the stomach to the transverse colon, hanging like an apron in front of the intestines. Also called caul, epiploon, gastrocolic omentum, velum.
- Greater palatine foramen
greater palatine foramen n. An opening in the rear corner of the hard palate opposite the last molar tooth. Also called posterior palatine foramen.
- Greater palatine nerve
greater palatine nerve n. A branch of the pterygopalatine ganglion supplying the mucosa and glands of the hard palate and the front part of the soft palate.
- Greater pectoral muscle
greater pectoral muscle n. A muscle with origin from the clavicle, the anterior surface of the episternum, the sternum, the cartilages of the first to the sixth ribs, and the aponeurosis of the external oblique abdominal muscle; with insertion into the greater tubercle of the humerus, with nerve supply from the anterior thoracic nerve, and […]
- Greater petrosal nerve
greater petrosal nerve n. The parasympathetic root of the pterygopalatine ganglion, a branch of the facial nerve running on the temporal bone to the pterygopalatine ganglion.