American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The third division of the stomach of a ruminant animal, located between the abomasum and the reticulum. Also called manyplies.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The third stomach of a ruminant; the psalterium or manyplies. See abomasum.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.) The third division of the stomach of ruminants. See manyplies, and
- n. the third compartment of the stomach of a ruminant
- From Latin omāsum (Wiktionary)
- Latin omāsum, bullock's tripe, probably of Celtic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“ The third stomach is called the omasum, which means book, and though I could see how someone looking might see pages, for me, the deep longitudinal folds of this stomach were drapes made of terrycloth.”
“The third stomach is called the omasum, which means book, and though I could see how someone looking might see pages, for me, the deep longitudinal folds of this stomach were drapes made of terrycloth.”
“Next, food passes to the omasum, which absorbs more nutrients and further reduces the particle size and water content.”
“(The omasum of ruminants is represented only by a rudimentary area.)”
“Every part except the omasum, even including a rudimentary reticulum, is represented and occupies the same relative position.”
“The manyplus, or omasum (third stomach), frequently becomes so choked up with food that it is hard and dry, and the operation of the digestive organs is very seriously impaired.”
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“The third compartment, the _omasum_, communicates anteriorly with the second and first, and posteriorly with the fourth compartment or true stomach.”
“The most important function of the rumen and omasum is the maceration of the fibrous substances, and the digestion of the cellulose.”
“The four compartments into which it is divided are the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and abomasum or true stomach.”
“-- The different forms of acute indigestion are bloating, overloading of the rumen and impaction of the omasum.”
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