Gizzard meaning

gĭz'ərd
A modified muscular pouch behind the stomach in the digestive tract of birds, having a thick lining and often containing ingested grit that aids in the breakdown of seeds before digestion.
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A similar digestive organ found in certain invertebrates, such as the earthworm.
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The second stomach of a bird: it has thick muscular walls and a tough lining for grinding food that has been partially digested in the first stomach.
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The stomach.
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A modified muscular pouch behind the stomach in the digestive tract of birds, having a thick lining and often containing ingested grit that aids in the breakdown of seeds before digestion.
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A similar digestive organ found in certain invertebrates, such as the earthworm.
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A muscular pouch behind the stomach in birds. It has a thick lining and often contains swallowed sand or grit, which helps in the mechanical breakdown of food.
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A portion of the esophagus of either a bird or an annelid that contains ingested grit and is used to grind up ingested food before it is transferred to the stomach.
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Origin of gizzard

  • Alteration of Middle English giser from Old French from Vulgar Latin gicērium from Latin gigēria cooked entrails of poultry probably of Iranian origin Persian jigar liver yē̃kwr̥ in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French gesier, giser et al. (French gésier), from Latin gigēria.
    From Wiktionary