abomasum


ab·oma·sum

noun \ˌa-bō-ˈmā-səm\
plural ab·oma·sa\-sə\

Definition of ABOMASUM

:  the fourth compartment of the ruminant stomach that follows the omasum and has a true digestive function — compare rumen, reticulum
ab·oma·sal \-səl\ adjective

Origin of ABOMASUM

New Latin, from Latin ab- + omasum ox's tripe
First Known Use: circa 1706

ab·oma·sum

noun \ˌab-ō-ˈmā-səm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ab·oma·sa \-sə\

Medical Definition of ABOMASUM

: the fourth compartment of the ruminant stomach that follows the omasum and has a true digestive function—compare rumen, reticulum
ab·oma·sal \-səl\ adjective

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