proventriculus


pro·ven·tric·u·lus

noun \ˌprō-ven-ˈtri-kyə-ləs\
plural pro·ven·tric·u·li\-ˌlī, -ˌlē\

Definition of PROVENTRICULUS

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

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1836

pro·ven·tric·u·lus

noun \ˌprō-ven-ˈtrik-yə-ləs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural pro·ven·tric·u·li \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\

Medical Definition of PROVENTRICULUS

: the glandular or true stomach of a bird that is situated between the crop and gizzard

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