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gizzard

(gĭz′ərd)
n.
1. A modified muscular pouch behind the stomach in the digestive tract of birds, having a thick lining and often containing ingested grit that aids in the breakdown of seeds before digestion.
2. A similar digestive organ found in certain invertebrates, such as the earthworm.

gizzard

a portion of the anterior part of the alimentary canal where food materials are broken up prior to digestion. Usually the gizzard possesses strong muscular walls and in invertebrates has internal projections. In some birds, such as the curlew, the gizzard lining is regularly renewed and the old lining cast out in the form of a pellet.

gizzard

the muscular stomach of the bird, separated from the more cranial proventriculus or glandular stomach by a constriction. Called also ventriculus.

green gizzard
gizzard stained by a dye used in feed wheat that makes it unsaleable as human food.
gizzard impaction
can cause heavy mortality in young turkey poults; the gizzard is impacted with fibrous material, thought due to eating litter.
gizzard myopathy
occurs as part of a vitamin E-selenium nutritional deficiency.
gizzard strongyles
see amidostomumanseris.
gizzard worms
Habronema incertum causes sudden death or chronic watery diarrhea in companion birds.
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Actually, at our house, all the necks, hearts, and gizzards are reserved for our dog Nyssa.
Results of studies in poultry have shown that the size of a particle determines its ability to pass from the gizzard into the duodenum.
In experiments in which Wings fed ostriches 2-centimeter cubes of various types of rock he found that sandstone blocks quickly crumbled in the birds' gizzards and that limestone lumps dissolved after just a couple of days.
Thread 2 or 3 pieces liver, gizzard, and heart onto each skewer.
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According to the survey, 23 percent of hosts admitted to forgetting to remove the gizzards, neck or other insides before putting the turkey in the oven
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Once he found a trash bag containing rotten meat, perhaps gizzards from a turkey, in a hole dug into a grave.
Yet in the first scene he was surrounded by dead pigeons and chicken's gizzards.
Pound up the glass and broken china into grainsize pieces and scatter it on the ground for your fowls with gizzards.
Healers concocted an elaborate remedy for Aztec rulers who complained of tiredness, according to Robert Bye of the Botanical Garden in Mexico City, They would boil some herbs in water, add some animal blood, and top off the potion with digestive "stones" found in bird gizzards.
A good one is the chicken curry ($3), a seasoned, sauced portion of chicken meat and gizzards.