[ sawl-teer-ee-uh m ]
/ sɔlˈtɪər i əm /

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

the omasum.

Origin of psalterium

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

Related forms

psal·te·ri·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (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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