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

  • n. The omasum.

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  • n. An omasum

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The third stomach of ruminants. See manyplies.
  • n. The lyra of the brain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as psalter.
  • n. Same as psaltery, 1.
  • n. In zoology, the third division of the stomach of a typical ruminant, between the reticulum or honeycomb and the abomasum; the omasum: also called manyplies, from the numerous folds of mucous membrane which nearly fill the interior.
  • n. In anatomy: The lyra of the fornix.
  • n. The pectunculus.

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

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


Late Latin psaltērium, psalter (so called because when slit open its folds fall apart like the leaves of a book); see Psalter.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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