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.
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Radiographic results revealed a filling defect and narrowing of the proventriculus, consistent with a stricture, wall thickening, or other defect within the proventriculus (Figs 4A and 4B).
Histological features of study organs including tongue, esophagus, proventriculus, gizzard, small intestine, large intestine and associated glands like liver, pancreas and gall bladder of a total of 30 apparently clinically healthy ducks of both sexes and three progressive age groups viz.
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Common areas of contention are the existence of a proventriculus and gastric caeca.
The parts of gut that were dissected were crop, proventriculus, midgut, and hindgut; these gut samples were examined for the presence of E.
A total of 716 cormorants contained stomach contents anterior to the proventriculus and were used for diet analysis.
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The parts of the digestive tract from anterior to posterior are the buccal cavity, pharynx, esophagus, crop, proventriculus, midgut (with associated gastric caeca), ventriculus, ilieum, colon, rectum, and anus.
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