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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The third division of the stomach of a ruminant animal, located between the abomasum and the reticulum. Also called manyplies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The third part of the stomach of a ruminant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The third division of the stomach of ruminants. See manyplies, and Illust. under ruminant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The third stomach of a ruminant; the psalterium or manyplies. See abomasum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the third compartment of the stomach of a ruminant

Etymologies

Latin omāsum, bullock's tripe, probably of Celtic origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin omāsum (Wiktionary)

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