plural noun
Ru·​mi·​nan·​tia | \ ˌrüməˈnanch(ē)ə \

Definition of Ruminantia

: a suborder of Artiodactyla comprising even-toed hoofed mammals (as sheep, giraffes, deer, and camels) that chew the cud and have a complex 3- or 4-chambered stomach — compare abomasum, omasum, reticulum, rumen — see pecora , tragulina, tylopoda

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First Known Use of Ruminantia

1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ruminantia

New Latin, from Latin ruminant-, ruminans (present participle of ruminare, ruminari) + New Latin -ia

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“Ruminantia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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