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abomasum

[ ab-uh-mey-suhm ]
/ 藢忙b 蓹藞me瑟 s蓹m /
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noun, plural ab路o路ma路sa [ab-uh-mey-suh]. /藢忙b 蓹藞me瑟 s蓹/.
the fourth or true stomach of cud-chewing animals, lying next to the omasum.
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Rarely ab路o路ma路sus [ab-uh-mey-suhs] /藢忙b 蓹藞me瑟 s蓹s/ .

Origin of abomasum

From New Latin, dating back to 1700鈥10; see origin at ab-, omasum
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British Dictionary definitions for abomasum

abomasum
/ (藢忙b蓹藞me瑟s蓹m) /

noun
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

Word Origin for abomasum

C18: New Latin, from ab- 1 + om膩sum bullock's tripe
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Scientific definitions for abomasum

abomasum
[ 膬b鈥才-m膩s蓹m ]

Plural abomasa
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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