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4th stomach

Definition:

the 4th compartment of the stomach of a ruminant; the one where digestion takes place

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

4th stomachs

Part of:

ruminant

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Abomasum | maw | rennet-bag | reed tripe

the fourth and final stomach compartment in ruminants. It secretes rennet, which is used in cheese creation. The word abomasum is from New Latin and it was first used in English in 1706. It comes from Latin ab- + omasum "intestine of an ox," and it's ... (46 of 288 words, 1 image)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

abomasum | abomasa [plural] | abomasal [adjective, related]

The fourth division of the stomach in ruminant animals, such as cows, sheep, and deer, in which digestion takes place. (20 of 33 words, pronunciations, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/abomasum

New World Dictionary:

abomasum | abomasumasa [plural]

the fourth, or digesting, chamber of the stomach of a cud-chewing animal, as the cow (15 of 26 words, pronunciations, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/abomasum

Collins Dictionary:

abomasum | abomasus [zoology]

the fourth and last compartment of the stomach of ruminants, which receives and digests food from the psalterium and passes it on to the small ... (25 of 267 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/abomasum

Oxford Dictionary:

abomasum | abomasa [plural]

Syllabification: (ab·o·ma·sum) | [zoology] | the fourth stomach of a ruminant, which receives food from the omasum and passes it to the small ... (21 of 56 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/abomasum

abomasum [zoology] | abomasa [plural]

the fourth stomach of a ruminant, which receives food from the omasum and passes it to the small intestine (19 of 53 words, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/abomasum

Merriam-Webster:

abomasum | abomasa [plural] | abomasal [adjective, related]

the fourth compartment of the ruminant stomach that follows the omasum and has a true digestive function (17 of 45 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/abomasum

Random House Dictionary:

abomasum | abomasa [plural] | abomasus | abomasusi [plural]

the fourth or true stomach of cud-chewing animals, lying next to the omasum. (13 of 26 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/abomasum

Wiktionary:

abomasum [anatomy] | abomasa [plural] | abomasus | rennet stomach [synonym] | abomasums [plural]

The fourth or digestive stomach of a ruminant, which leads from the third stomach, the omasum. (16 of 22 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/abomasum

Britannica Encyclopedia:

ruminant [suborder of mammals]

any mammal of the suborder Ruminantia, which includes the pronghorns, giraffes, okapis, deer, chevrotains, cattle, antelopes, sheep, and goats. Most ... (20 of 125 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/512706​/ruminant

Columbia Encyclopedia:

ruminant

any of a group of hooved mammals that chew their cud, i.e., that regurgitate and chew again food that has already been swallowed. Ruminants have an ... (26 of 106 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0842667​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

ruminant [countable, biology] | ruminants [plural]

an animal such as a cow or a sheep that brings food back from its stomach into its mouth to chew it (=break it into small pieces with its teeth) a ... (31 of 59 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/ruminant

Cambridge Dictionary:

ruminant [specialized]

a type of animal which brings up food from its stomach and chews it again, for example a cow, sheep, or deer (22 of 30 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/ruminant

Encarta Dictionary:

abomasum | abomasa [plural]

the fourth and final chamber of the digestive system of cattle and other ruminants, where enzymatic or true digestion takes place (21 of 39 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861583032​/definition​.html  [offline]

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