noun, plural ru·mi·na [roo-muh-nuh] /ˈru mə nə/.
Origin of rumen
Examples from the Web for rumen
Sometimes this accident is complicated by a rupture of the rumen, constituting a complicated hernia.
The danger of jumping or running is greatest when the rumen is distended with food.
The operation should be performed in severe cases only, where the rumen is excessively overloaded and distended.
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|Robert Jennings
If a portion of the contents of the rumen escape into the abdomen, the case will be aggravated by the occurrence of peritonitis.
British Dictionary definitions for rumen
noun plural -mens or -mina (-mɪnə)
Word Origin for rumen
Word Origin and History for rumen
"first stomach of a ruminant," 1728, from Latin rumen "the throat," of uncertain origin.