psalterium

[ sawl-teer-ee-uh m ]
/ sɔlˈtɪər i əm /
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noun, plural psal·te·ri·a [sawl-teer-ee-uh] /sɔlˈtɪər i ə/. Zoology.

the omasum.

Nearby words

  1. psalmodic,
  2. psalmody,
  3. psalms,
  4. psalms, book of,
  5. psalter,
  6. psaltery,
  7. psammite,
  8. psammitic,
  9. psammo-,
  10. psammocarcinoma

Origin of psalterium

1855–60; < Late Latin psaltērium the Psalter, the folds of the omasum being likened to the leaves of a book

Related formspsal·te·ri·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for psalterium

psalterium

/ (sɔːlˈtɪərɪəm) /

noun plural -teria (-ˈtɪərɪə)

the third compartment of the stomach of ruminants, between the reticulum and abomasumAlso called: omasum

Word Origin for psalterium

C19: from Latin psaltērium Psalter; from the similarity of its folds to the pages of a book

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