proventriculus

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noun pro·ven·tric·u·lus \ˌprō-ven-ˈtri-kyə-ləs\

Definition of proventriculus

plural

proventriculi

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  1. 1 :  the glandular or true stomach of a bird that is situated between the crop and gizzard

  2. 2 :  a muscular dilatation of the foregut in most mandibulate insects that is armed internally with chitinous teeth or plates for grinding food

  3. 3 :  the thin-walled sac in front of the gizzard of an earthworm

Origin and Etymology of proventriculus

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1836


Medical Dictionary

proventriculus

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noun pro·ven·tric·u·lus \ˌprō-ven-ˈtrik-yə-ləs\

Medical Definition of proventriculus

plural

proventriculi

\-ˌlī, -ˌlē\play play
  1. :  the glandular or true stomach of a bird that is situated between the crop and gizzard


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