proventriculus

noun pro·ven·tric·u·lus \ ˌprō-ven-ˈtri-kyə-ləs \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of proventriculus

plural proventriculi play \ˌprō-ven-ˈtri-kyə-ˌlī, -ˌlē\
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

Origin and Etymology of proventriculus

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proventriculus

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

medical Definition of proventriculus

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

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