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abomasum


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abomasum  \Ab`o*ma"sum\,  Abomasus  \Ab`o*ma"sus\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  L. 
  ab  +  omasum  (a  Celtic  word).]  (Anat.) 
  The  fourth  or  digestive  stomach  of  a  ruminant,  which  leads 
  from  the  third  stomach  omasum.  See  {Ruminantia}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abomasum 
  n  :  the  fourth  compartment  of  the  stomach  of  a  ruminant;  the  one 
  where  digestion  takes  place  [syn:  {fourth  stomach}] 




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