proventriculus

noun
pro·ven·tric·u·lus | \ˌprō-ven-ˈtri-kyə-ləs \
plural proventriculi\ˌprō-ven-ˈtri-kyə-ˌlī, -ˌlē \

Definition of proventriculus 

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

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

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

First Known Use of proventriculus

circa 1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for proventriculus

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proventriculus

noun
pro·ven·tric·u·lus | \ˌprō-ven-ˈtrik-yə-ləs \
plural proventriculi\-ˌlī, -ˌlē \

Medical Definition of proventriculus 

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

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