abomasum

noun

ab·​oma·​sum ˌa-bō-ˈmā-səm How to pronounce abomasum (audio)
plural abomasa ˌa-bō-ˈmā-sə How to pronounce abomasum (audio)
: the fourth compartment of the ruminant stomach that follows the omasum and has a true digestive function compare rumen, reticulum
abomasal adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1678, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abomasum was in 1678

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“Abomasum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abomasum. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

abomasum

noun
ab·​oma·​sum ˌab-ō-ˈmā-səm How to pronounce abomasum (audio)
plural abomasa -sə How to pronounce abomasum (audio)
: the fourth compartment of the ruminant stomach that follows the omasum and has a true digestive function compare rumen, reticulum
abomasal adjective

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