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Meaning of ABOMASUM

Pronunciation:  `abu'meysum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the fourth compartment of the stomach of a ruminant; the one where digestion takes place
 

ABOMASUM is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: fourth stomach
 
 See Also: breadbasket, ruminant, stomach, tum, tummy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ab`o*ma"sum\, Abomasus \Ab`o*ma"sus\, n. [NL., fr. L.
ab + omasum (a Celtic word).] (Anat.)
The fourth or digestive stomach of a ruminant, which leads
from the third stomach omasum. See {Ruminantia}.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The fourth stomach of the cow. The abomasums of suckling calves are used as a source of rennet, a rennin-containing commercial enzyme preparation used to make cheese.
 

 

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