Abomasum meaning

ăbō-māsəm
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The fourth division of the stomach in ruminant animals, such as cows, sheep, and deer, in which digestion takes place.
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The fourth, or digesting, chamber of the stomach of a cud-chewing animal, as the cow.
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The fourth division of the stomach in ruminant animals, such as cows, sheep, and deer, in which digestion takes place.
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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.
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(anatomy) The fourth or digestive compartment of the stomach of a cow or other ruminant, after the omasum.
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Origin of abomasum

  • New Latin, from Latin ab (“away from”) + omāsum (“tripe of a bullock”)

    From Wiktionary