abomasum definition

  • noun:
    • The fourth unit associated with stomach in ruminant creatures, eg cattle, sheep, and deer, for which digestion happens.
    • The fourth or digestion belly of a ruminant, that leads through the 3rd tummy, the omasum.
    • The fourth or digestive belly of a ruminant, which leads from 3rd tummy omasum. See ruminantia.
    • The 4th or true stomach of ruminating creatures, lying beside the omasum or 3rd belly, and opening through pylorus in to the duodenum. See cut-under ruminant.
    • the fourth area of this belly of a ruminant; the main one where digestion happens

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