abomasum

noun
ab·​oma·​sum | \ ˌa-bō-ˈmā-səm How to pronounce abomasum (audio) \
plural abomasa\ ˌa-​bō-​ˈmā-​sə How to pronounce abomasa (audio) \

Definition of abomasum

: the fourth compartment of the ruminant stomach that follows the omasum and has a true digestive function — compare rumen, reticulum

Other Words from abomasum

abomasal \ ˌa-​bō-​ˈmā-​səl How to pronounce abomasal (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of abomasum

1678, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abomasum

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

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“Abomasum.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abomasum. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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abomasum

noun
ab·​oma·​sum | \ ˌab-ō-ˈmā-səm How to pronounce abomasum (audio) \
plural abomasa\ -​sə How to pronounce abomasa (audio) \

Medical Definition of abomasum

: the fourth compartment of the ruminant stomach that follows the omasum and has a true digestive function — compare rumen, reticulum

Other Words from abomasum

abomasal \ -​səl How to pronounce abomasal (audio) \ adjective

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