- the first stomach of ruminating animals, lying next to the reticulum.
Origin of rumen
Examples from the Web for rumen
Historical Examples of rumen
The danger of jumping or running is greatest when the rumen is distended with food.
The rumen or first stomach of the camels and llamas is provided with so-called “water-cells,” for the storage of water.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity
George. S. Huntington
In den Rumen hatten unsre Leute bereits wie die Vandalen gehaust.German Atrocities from German Evidence
When the distention is great, the blood is prevented from circulating in the vessels of the rumen, and is determined to the head.Sheep, Swine, and Poultry
If a portion of the contents of the rumen escape into the abdomen, the case will be aggravated by the occurrence of peritonitis.
- the first compartment of the stomach of ruminants, behind the reticulum, in which food is partly digested before being regurgitated as cud
Word Origin for rumen
"first stomach of a ruminant," 1728, from Latin rumen "the throat," of uncertain origin.
- The first and largest division of the stomach in ruminant animals, in which the food is fermented by microorganisms. See more at ruminant.