Rumen meaning

ro͝omən
The first compartment of the stomach of a cow or other ruminants.
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The first division of the stomach of a ruminant animal, in which most food collects immediately after being swallowed and from which it is later returned to the mouth as cud for thorough chewing.
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The first stomach of a ruminant.
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The first division of the stomach of a ruminant animal, in which most food collects immediately after being swallowed and from which it is later returned to the mouth as cud for thorough chewing.
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The first and largest division of the stomach in ruminant animals, in which the food is fermented by microorganisms.
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Origin of rumen

  • Latin rūmen akin to Sanskrit romantha- ruminant, chewing the cud

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

  • Borrowing from Latin rÅ«men.

    From Wiktionary