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- adj. Having a simple single-chambered stomach.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having but a single stomach.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having only one stomach or digestive cavity.
- Said of a muscle having but one part or belly.
Several species of monogastric mammals (i.e., those having a stomach with only one compartment) circumvent the problem of cold and the scarcity of food in winter by hibernating.
Unlike monogastric species they have to remain active to feed continuously throughout winter.
Mink are monogastric animals with a digestive tract more similar to that of humans than that of rodents as there is no cecum at the junction of the small and large intestine.
Their simple monogastric stomach is a storage organ capable of holding large amounts of nutrient dense meat and fat.
It is a valuable feed for monogastric animals, notably pigs and poultry, because of its high methionine content.
Grandiflora leaf is toxic to chickens and should not be fed to them or other monogastric animals.
Feeding sesbania fodders to monogastric animals (such as chickens, rabbits, and pigs) is not recommended.
To the best of my knowledge the residues are not fed to monogastric animals such as pigs or chickens, because much of the material would be indigestible.
The non-ruminant animals are monogastric (with single stomachs), such as pigs and poultry.
As a result they cannot provide adequate supplementation of the cereal proteins with which they are commonly used, and should be fed in conjunction with an animal protein, e.g. meatmeal or fishmeal, when given to monogastric animals.
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