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gastric mill

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noun Zoology.
a gizzard in decapod crustaceans, as lobsters, crabs, and shrimps, having an arrangement of teeth and small bones for grinding food and bristles for filtering small particles.
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Origin of gastric mill

First recorded in 1895–1900
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