- the fourth or true stomach of cud-chewing animals, lying next to the omasum.
Origin of abomasum
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Finally there is the abomasum, out of which proceeds the small intestine.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
Most, however, have four, the leaf stomach or psalterium being intercalated between the retinaculum and the abomasum.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity
George. S. Huntington
These are called the paunch, the honeycomb stomach or bag, the manyplies and the abomasum.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History
- the fourth and last compartment of the stomach of ruminants, which receives and digests food from the psalterium and passes it on to the small intestine
C18: New Latin, from ab- 1 + omāsum bullock's tripe
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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. See more at ruminant.
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