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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-uh-mey-suh m]
    • /ˌæb əˈmeɪ səm/
    • /əbˈɒmasəm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-uh-mey-suh m]
    • /ˌæb əˈmeɪ səm/

Definitions of abomasum word

  • noun abomasum the fourth and last compartment of the stomach of ruminants, which receives and digests food from the psalterium and passes it on to the small intestine 3
  • noun abomasum the fourth, or digesting, chamber of the stomach of a cud-chewing animal, as the cow 3
  • noun plural abomasum the fourth or true stomach of cud-chewing animals, lying next to the omasum. 1
  • noun abomasum The fourth stomach of a ruminant, which receives food from the omasum and passes it to the small intestine. 1
  • noun abomasum (anatomy) The fourth or digestive compartment of the stomach of a cow or other ruminant, after the omasum. 0

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Origin of abomasum

First appearance:

before 1700
One of the 50% oldest English words
From New Latin, dating back to 1700-10; See origin at ab-, omasum

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abomasum popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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