[ sawl-teer-ee-uhm ]

noun,plural psal·te·ri·a [sawl-teer-ee-uh]. /sɔlˈtɪər i ə/. Zoology.
  1. 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

Other words from psalterium

  • psal·te·ri·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for psalterium


/ (sɔːlˈtɪərɪəm) /

nounplural -teria (-ˈtɪərɪə)
  1. the third compartment of the stomach of ruminants, between the reticulum and abomasum: Also called: omasum

Origin of psalterium

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

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