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abomasum

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noun ab·oma·sum \ˌa-bō-ˈmā-səm\

Definition of abomasum

plural ab·oma·saplay \-sə\

  1. :  the fourth compartment of the ruminant stomach that follows the omasum and has a true digestive function — compare rumen, reticulum

ab·oma·sal play \-səl\ adjective


Origin of abomasum

New Latin, from Latin ab- + omasum ox's tripe


First Known Use: 1678


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abomasum

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noun ab·oma·sum \ˌab-ō-ˈmā-səm\

Medical Definition of abomasum

plural ab·oma·sa \-sə\play

  1. :  the fourth compartment of the ruminant stomach that follows the omasum and has a true digestive function—compare rumen, reticulum

  2. ab·oma·sal \-səl\play adjective




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