Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of RUMINANTIA

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  cattle; bison; sheep; goats; antelopes; deer; chevrotains; giraffes; camels
 

RUMINANTIA is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: suborder Ruminantia
 
 See Also: animal order, Antilocapridae, Artiodactyla, Bovidae, Cervidae, family Antilocapridae, family Bovidae, family Cervidae, family Tragulidae, order Artiodactyla, ruminant, Tragulidae

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ru`mi*nan"ti*a\, n. pl. [NL.] (Zo["o]l.)
A division of Artiodactyla having four stomachs. This
division includes the camels, deer, antelopes, goats, sheep,
neat cattle, and allies.



Note: The vegetable food, after the first mastication, enters
      the first stomach (r). It afterwards passes into the
      second (n), where it is moistened, and formed into
      pellets which the animal has the power of bringing back
      to the mouth to be chewed again, after which it is
      swallowed into the third stomach (m), whence it passes
      to the fourth (s), where it is finally digested.

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY