Omasum meaning

ō-māsəm
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The third division of the stomach in ruminant animals. It removes excess water from food and further reduces the size of food particles before passing them to the abomasum for digestion by enzymes.
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The third division in the stomach of a cud-chewing animal, as the cow.
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The third division of the stomach of a ruminant animal, located between the abomasum and the reticulum.
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The third division of the stomach of a ruminant animal, located between the abomasum and the reticulum.
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The third part of the stomach of a ruminant.
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Origin of omasum

  • Latin omāsum bullock's tripe probably of Celtic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin omāsum

    From Wiktionary