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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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The adults (third-generation) used in the present study came from juveniles reared on two natural diets, chicken gizzards and beef (rump steak).
2) One gizzard occurring in segments 6-7 in Tritogenia; two gizzards in Michalakus: one in 6-7 and the second in 9.
The results obtained were used to calculate the percentage of blood, feathers, head, feet, neck, gizzard, heart, liver and clean bird with respect to the mass of live bird.
Mist-netted bird specimens were prepared within a few hours of collection, and gizzards were removed, labelled and stored in 70% ethanol.
Gizzards were collected from waterfowl harvested on Butler Island during the 1991-1995 seasons and examined for shot ingestion.
Examination of gizzards collected from 226 scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) and III northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) in 1985, 1986, and 1987, revealed that one scaled quail and two northern bobwhite had ingested lead pellets and that one northern bobwhite had ingested two steel pellets.
Lead shot pellets which then find their way into their gizzards erode and dissolve through the grinding action of the gizzard.
com/reports/c52654) has announced the addition of "Market Snapshot Report: Russia-Import-2005, Fowls of the Species Gallus Domesticus: Whole, Frozen: Plucked and Drawn, Without Heads and Feet and Without Necks, Hearts, Livers, and Gizzards, Known as "65% Chickens" or Otherwise Presented, HS/TNVED: 02" to their offering.
This Michelin-recommended eatery specialises in street foods such as crispy pork intestines and chicken gizzards.
Framework agreement for the supply of beef, pork, chicken and fish Lot1: beef: Beef full; pulp beef with bone, leg boneless beef lot 2: Pork: boneless pork chops, pork in it; boneless pork neck, smoked pork, pork laebar, chest bone and smoked bacon; chest bone and raw bacon, boneless pork leg, smoked bacon, raw bacon lot 3: chicken and fish: apripi chicken, turkey wings, minced turkey, chicken liver, chicken gizzards, whole chicken, drumsticks, thighs backless whole chickens, chicken breast; thighs, frozen fish fillets
Crops were separated from gizzards and total volume of crop contents was measured using water displacement in a graduated cylinder.
The hearts and gizzards can also be sauteed and added to soups, sauces, or stir-fries.