rumen

[ roo-min ]
/ ˈru mɪn /

noun, plural ru·mi·na [roo-muh-nuh]. /ˈru mə nə/.

the first stomach of ruminating animals, lying next to the reticulum.

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Origin of rumen

First recorded in 1720–30, rumen is from the Latin word rūmen throat, gullet
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British Dictionary definitions for rumen

rumen
/ (ˈruːmɛn) /

noun plural -mens or -mina (-mɪnə)

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

C18: from Latin: throat, gullet
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Scientific definitions for rumen

rumen
[ rōōmən ]

The first and largest division of the stomach in ruminant animals, in which the food is fermented by microorganisms. See more at ruminant.
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