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rumen

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noun ru·men \ˈrü-mən\

Definition of rumen

plural ru·mi·na play \-mə-nə\ or rumens

  1. :  the large first compartment of the stomach of a ruminant in which cellulose is broken down by the action of symbiotic microorganisms — compare abomasum, omasum, reticulum

ru·mi·nal play \-mə-nəl\ adjective


Origin of rumen

New Latin rumin-, rumen, from Latin


First Known Use: circa 1728

Rhymes with rumen


Medical Dictionary

rumen

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noun ru·men \ˈrü-mən\

Medical Definition of rumen

plural ru·mi·na \-mə-nə\play or rumens

  1. :  the large first compartment of the stomach of a ruminant from which food is regurgitated for rumination and in which cellulose is broken down by the action of symbiotic microorganisms—called also paunch; compare abomasum, omasum, reticulum




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