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Definition of the noun abomasum

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noun - plural: abomasa

  1. the fourth compartment of the stomach of a ruminant; the one where digestion takes place
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of abomasum: fourth stomach
    • more generic words: breadbasket / stomach / tum / tummy = an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal
    • part of: ruminant = any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments

Alternative definition of the noun abomasum

noun

  1. [anatomy] The fourth or digestive stomach of a ruminant, which leads from the third stomach, the omasum.

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Google previewThe Natal Agricultural Journal and Mining Journal (1905)

The abomasum is the stomach where true digestion commences; the other stomachs may be looked upon as organs where the ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology (2014)

by Janet Romich

The abomasum is the glandular portion that secretes digestive enzymes. The ruminant stomach is divided into the following four parts (Figures 6–12 and 6–13) : • rumen (roo-mehn) = largest compartment of the ruminant stomach that serves as ...

Google previewIntroduction to Biology

by National Agricultural Institute

Abomasum is the true stomach. In mature animals it composes 7-8% of the area and in young animals about 70%. (The difference is that young animals have not yet developed the rumen and are still living on milk which would spoil in a fully ...

Google previewPhysiology of Farm Animals

The abomasum is the true digestive stomach corresponding with the fundus portion of the horse's or pig's stomach. In it are the glands which secrete the gastric juice containing pepsin, and the other substances which are present in the gastric ...

Google previewIntroduction to Animal Science (2015)

by National Agricultural Institute

Abomasum is the true stomach. In mature animals it composes 7-8% of the area and in young animals about 70%. (The difference is that young animals have not yet developed the rumen and are still living on milk which would spoil in a fully ...

Google previewThe Straw Manual (2012)

A practical guide to cost-effective straw utilization and disposal by Bill Butterworth

displaced abomasum is a common problem. This is eliminated by the inclusion of treated straw. Table 5.11 Heifers yielding 21 ...

Google previewDairy Cattle Feeding and Management (1917)

The Abomasum, or True Stomach—The abomasum is the true stomach of the cow. It has a breaking capacity of about 20 quarts. It secretes the gastric juices, which are composed of less than one-half of one per cent of hydrochloric acid and of ...

Google previewThe Anatomy of the Domestic Animals (1914)

by Septimus Sisson

The abomasum is an elongated, piriform sac, which lies for the most part on the abdominal floor, to the right of the reticulum and the ventral sac of the rumen.

Google previewBlackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult (2008)

Ruminant by Scott R. R. Haskell

r Postmortem examination demonstrating the presence of adult worms in the abomasum is the most accurate diagnostic method. r The body cavities may be fluid filled. r Intermandibular edema, pallor of the mucous membranes are indicative ...

Google previewRaising Dairy Goat Kids (2005)

The abomasum is the fourth (or final) stomach and is equivalent to the stomach in a monogastric animal such as a human. The rumen is the largest compartment and contains billions of bacteria and protozoa that digest carbohydrates such as ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (1998)

by Edward Boden

ABOMASUM is the so-called 4th stomach of ruminating animals ; more correctly, the 4th compartment of the ruminant stomach. It is also called the 'true' ...

Google previewBiology of the Prokaryotes (1999)

by Joseph W. Lengeler, Gerhart Drews, Hans Günter Schlegel

The abomasum is an acidic stomach similar to that of non-ruminants, where mainly microbial cell components (400g bacterial and 300g protozoal dry cell mass per day) are hydrolyzed by peptic enzymes.The abomasum also secretes ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dairy Sciences (2011)

Abomasum. –. Occurrence. and. Significance. Abomasal displacement is a disease complex of cattle that is of great significance to the dairy industry. Economic losses include decreased milk production by affected cows and increased ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Health (2003)

by David Worthington

abomasum. The fourth or 'true' stomach of a RUMINANT. Theothers are the RUMEN (first stomach), RETICULUM (secondstomach)and the OMASUM (third stomach). The abomasum is concerned with introducing the digestive juices into the ...

Google previewDictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management (2013)

by Paul A. Rees

abomasum. In RUMINANTS, the fourth (and last) stomach. It is a 'secretory stomach' the lining ofwhich produces hydrochloric acidand PROTEOLYTIC ENZYMES, andis thereforeequivalent to the stomach of other mammals.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Arthropod-transmitted Infections of Man and Domesticated Animals (2001)

by M. W. Service, R. W. Ashford

Serous membranes Lymph nodes Thymus Heart Lungs Spleen Liver Gall-bladder Kidneys Adrenal glands Abomasum, small ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biology (2015)

by Robert Hine

abomasum The fourth and final chamber of the stomach of ruminants. It fills from the *omasum and empties into the small intestine. The abomasum is referred to as the 'true stomach' as it is in this chamber that protein ...

Google previewDictionary of Agriculture (1998)

by Alan Stephens

the second stomach; see also ABOMASUM, OMASUM. RETlCULUM ruminant [ 'ruiminantl noun animal (such as cow. sheep or goat) which chews cud 0 rumination (ruoui'nei/nl noun process by which food taken to the stomach of a ruminant ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2010)

by Elizabeth A. Martin

The abomasum is referred to as the 'true stomach' as it is in this chamber that protein digestion occurs, in acidic conditions. See RUMINANTIA. ABO system One of the most important human *blood group systems. The system is based on the ...

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The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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