æbə'meɪsəm n. fourth stomach in cud chewing animals

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  • abomasum — noun (plural abomasa) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin ab + omasum ox s tripe Date: circa 1706 the fourth compartment of the ruminant stomach that follows the omasum and has a true digestive function compare rumen, reticulum • abomasal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • abomasum — /ab euh may seuhm/, n., pl. abomasa / seuh/. the fourth or true stomach of cud chewing animals, lying next to the omasum. See diag. under ruminant. [1700 10; < NL; see AB , OMASUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • abomasum — [ˌabəʊ meɪsəm] noun (plural abomasa sə) Zoology the fourth stomach of a ruminant, which receives food from the omasum and passes it to the small intestine. Origin C17: mod. L., from ab away, from + omasum (see omasum) …   English new terms dictionary

  • abomasum — [ab΄ə mā′səm] n. pl. abomasa [ab΄ə mā′sə] [ModL < AB + OMASUM] the fourth, or digesting, chamber of the stomach of a cud chewing animal, as the cow: see RUMINANT …   English World dictionary

  • abomasum — n. (pl. abomasa) the fourth stomach of a ruminant. Etymology: mod.L f. AB + OMASUM …   Useful english dictionary

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