psalterium

[sawl-teer-ee-uh m]

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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psalterium

noun plural -teria (-ˈtɪərɪə)
  1. 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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