rumen

[ roo-min ]
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noun,plural ru·mi·na [roo-muh-nuh]. /ˈru mə nə/.
  1. the first stomach of ruminating animals, lying next to the reticulum.

Origin of rumen

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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) /


nounplural -mens or -mina (-mɪnə)
  1. the first compartment of the stomach of ruminants, behind the reticulum, in which food is partly digested before being regurgitated as cud

Origin of rumen

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C18: from Latin: throat, gullet

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Scientific definitions for rumen

rumen

[ rōōmən ]


  1. 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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