proventriculus

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proventriculus

(prō′vĕn-trĭk′yə-ləs)
n. pl. proventricu·li (-lī′)
1. The division of the stomach in birds that secretes digestive enzymes and passes food from the crop to the gizzard.
2. A similar digestive chamber in certain insects and worms.

pro′ven·tric′u·lar (-lər) adj.

proventriculus

1. the elongated, spindle-shaped, glandular stomach of birds. Supplemented by the muscular stomach just distal to it.
2. the ruminant forestomachs.