abomasum abomasum

Definition(s):

  • (n) the fourth compartment of the stomach of a ruminant; the one where digestion takes place

Usage(s):

  1. From the reticulum the food would pass through the third (omasum, bullock tripe) and fourth (abomasum, where milk-curdling rennet is manufactured) stomachs, then on into the intestines.
  2. The fourth stomach, or abomasum or rennet, corresponds in its histological structure with the stomach of other mammals.
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