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n. pl. aboma·sa (-sə)
The fourth division of the stomach in ruminant animals, such as cows, sheep, and deer, in which digestion takes place.
ab′o·ma′sal (-səl) adj.
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abomasumThe 4th and last stomach of ruminants—e.g., cattle, deer, goats—which is suspended by the greater and lesser omenta. It is a source of rennin, as well as rennet, a rennin-containing enzyme preparation used to make cheese.
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abomasumthe true digestive part of the RUMINANT STOMACH, secreting enzymes for the digestion of food prior to passing it on to the small intestine. The abomasum is HOMOLOGOUS with the monogastric stomach of non-ruminants.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005