from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dilatation of the esophagus just above the stomach.


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  • The second category of SCP, the bacteria, have, for many centuries, contributed to food supplies for man in an indirect manner: the protein supply of the ruminant is largely dependent on the bacteria and protozoa abundantly present in the fore-stomach of the animal, which forms, in principle, a large in vivo fermentation vessel.

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  • These animals with compound stomachs (unlike mono-gastric animals such as pigs and horses and also poultry) produce methane gas as a result of the way grass and other feed is digested in their fore-stomach (rumen).

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