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

  • 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.
  • The fourth stomach, or abomasum or rennet, corresponds in its histological structure with the stomach of other mammals.

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