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ruminant

 [roo´mĭ-nant]
1. chewing the cud.
2. an animal that has a stomach with four complete cavities, and that characteristically regurgitates undigested food from the rumen, the first stomach, and masticates it when at rest.

ru·mi·nant

(rū'mi-nănt),
An animal that chews the cud, material regurgitated from the rumen for rechewing; for example, the sheep, cow, deer, or antelope.

ruminant

/ru·mi·nant/ (roo´mĭ-nant)
1. chewing the cud.
2. one of the order of animals, including cattle, sheep, goats, deer, and antelopes, which have a stomach with four complete cavities (rumen, reticulum, omasum, abomasum), through which the food passes in digestion.

ruminant

(ro͞o′mə-nənt)
n.
1. Any of various hoofed, even-toed, usually horned mammals of the suborder Ruminantia, such as cattle, sheep, deer, antelopes, and giraffes, characteristically having a stomach divided into four compartments and chewing a cud that consists of plant food that is regurgitated when partially digested.
2. Any of various animals that ruminate but are not in the Ruminantia, including camels, alpacas, and llamas.
adj.
1. Characterized by the chewing of cud.
2. Of or belonging to the Ruminantia.
3. Meditative; contemplative.

ruminant

[ro̅o̅′minənt]
Etymology: L, ruminare, to chew again
pertaining to animals that chew their cud and to human infants that may regurgitate and reswallow a meal.

ruminant

any mammal of the suborder Pecora, (deer, giraffes, antelopes, sheep, goats, cows) of the order ARTIODACTYLA. They usually possess horns in the males, lack incisors in the upper jaw and have a four-compartmented stomach which includes the RUMEN, from which they regurgitate food in order to chew it.

ruminant

1. member of the mammalian suborder Ruminantia.
2. an animal that has a stomach with four complete cavities, and that characteristically regurgitates undigested food from the rumen and masticates it when at rest.

ruminant forestomach
ruminant ketosis
see pregnancy toxemia, acetonemia.
ruminant stomachs
include the forestomach (reticulum, rumen, omasum) and abomasum.
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