ruminant(redirected from Reticulum (stomach))
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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.
An animal that chews the cud, material regurgitated from the rumen for rechewing; for example, the sheep, cow, deer, or antelope.
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.
1. Characterized by the chewing of cud.
2. Of or belonging to the Ruminantia.
3. Meditative; contemplative.