abomasum

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noun ab·oma·sum \ˌa-bō-ˈmā-səm\

Definition of abomasum

plural

abomasa

play \-sə\
  1. :  the fourth compartment of the ruminant stomach that follows the omasum and has a true digestive function — compare rumen, reticulum

abomasal

play \-səl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of abomasum

borrowed from New Latin abomāsum, from ab- ab- + omāsum omasum


First Known Use: 1678


Medical Dictionary

abomasum

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noun ab·oma·sum \ˌab-ō-ˈmā-səm\

Medical Definition of abomasum

plural

abomasa

\-sə\play
  1. :  the fourth compartment of the ruminant stomach that follows the omasum and has a true digestive function—compare rumen, reticulum

abomasal

\-səl\play adjective

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