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Meaning of RUMEN

Pronunciation:  'roomen

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the first compartment of the stomach of a ruminant; here food is collected and returned to the mouth as cud for chewing
 

RUMEN is a 5 letter word that starts with R.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ru"men\, n. [L. rumen, - inis, the throat.]
1. (Anat.) The first stomach of ruminants; the paunch; the
   fardingbag. See Illust. below.



2. The cud of a ruminant.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The first four stomach compartments in ruminant animals (such as cattle and deer).
 

 

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