rumen

noun ru·men \ ˈrü-mən \

Definition of rumen

plural rumina play \-mə-nə\ or rumens
: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

ruminal

play \-mə-nᵊl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of rumen

New Latin rumin-, rumen, from Latin


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rumen

noun ru·men \ ˈrü-mən \

medical Definition of rumen

plural rumina play \-mə-nə\ or rumens
: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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