Definition of proventriculus
plural pro·ven·tric·u·liplay \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\
1 : the glandular or true stomach of a bird that is situated between the crop and gizzard
2 : a muscular dilatation of the foregut in most mandibulate insects that is armed internally with chitinous teeth or plates for grinding food
3 : the thin-walled sac in front of the gizzard of an earthworm
Origin of proventriculus
First Known Use: circa 1836
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