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ruminate

(ro͞o′mə-nāt′)
v. rumi·nated, rumi·nating, rumi·nates
v.intr.
1. To turn a matter over and over in the mind.
2. To chew cud.
v.tr.
To reflect on over and over again.

ru′mi·na′tive adj.
ru′mi·na′tive·ly adv.
ru′mi·na′tor n.

ruminate

(of plant parts) appearing chewed.
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05) was detected between number of cuds ruminated per day (CRD), number of rumination chews per day (RChD) and the variation in body weight in the different units (per period, per day, and relative) as showed in Table 2.
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