from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having only one stomach or digestive cavity.
  • Said of a muscle having but one part or belly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having but a single stomach.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective biology Having a simple single-chambered stomach.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

mono- +‎ gastric


  • Unlike monogastric species they have to remain active to feed continuously throughout winter.

    Climate change and reindeer nomadism in Finnmark, Norway

  • 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.

    Climate change and reindeer nomadism in Finnmark, Norway

  • Their simple monogastric stomach is a storage organ capable of holding large amounts of nutrient dense meat and fat.

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  • 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.


  • 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.

    9: Domestic animals

  • It is a valuable feed for monogastric animals, notably pigs and poultry, because of its high methionine content.

    3. Fonio (Acha)

  • Grandiflora leaf is toxic to chickens and should not be fed to them or other monogastric animals.

    Chapter 10

  • Feeding sesbania fodders to monogastric animals (such as chickens, rabbits, and pigs) is not recommended.

    Chapter 10

  • The non-ruminant animals are monogastric (with single stomachs), such as pigs and poultry.

    Chapter 7

  • 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.

    Chapter 7


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