rumen

noun
ru·​men | \ ˈrü-mən How to pronounce rumen (audio) \
plural rumina\ ˈrü-​mə-​nə How to pronounce rumina (audio) \ or rumens

Definition of rumen

: the large first compartment of the stomach of a ruminant in which cellulose is broken down by the action of symbiotic microorganisms — compare abomasum, omasum, reticulum

Other Words from rumen

ruminal \ ˈrü-​mə-​nᵊl How to pronounce ruminal (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of rumen

1707, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rumen

New Latin rumin-, rumen, from Latin

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rumen

noun
ru·​men | \ ˈrü-mən How to pronounce rumen (audio) \
plural rumina\ -​mə-​nə How to pronounce rumina (audio) \ or rumens

Medical Definition of rumen

: the large first compartment of the stomach of a ruminant from which food is regurgitated for rumination and in which cellulose is broken down by the action of symbiotic microorganisms

called also paunch

— compare abomasum, omasum, reticulum

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