abomasum definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. abomasa
the fourth, or digesting, chamber of the stomach of a cud-chewing animal, as the cow
Origin: Modern Latin ; from ab- plush omasum
abomasum definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. ab·o·ma·sa
The fourth division of the stomach in ruminant animals, such as cows, sheep, and deer, in which digestion takes place.
- abˌo·maˈsal adjective
abomasum - Science Definition
Plural abomasa abomasa
The fourth division of the stomach in ruminant animals, and the only one having glands that secrete acids and enzymes for digestion. It corresponds anatomically to the stomachs of other mammals. See more at ruminant.