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Any of various parasitic nematode worms that infest the stomachs of animals, especially Haemonchus contortus, a parasite of sheep and other ruminants.
the curved, muscular, saclike structure that is an enlargement of the alimentary canal between the esophagus and the small intestine. See also abomasum, reticulum (3), forestomachs, gastric.
avian glandular stomach
a stomach made up of several compartments, e.g. ruminant stomach comprising forestomachs (reticulum, rumen, omasum) and abomasum.
found in horses; includes cardiac, proper gastric and pyloric glandular zones.
one shaped like an hourglass.
stomach meridian points
acupoints situated along the stomach meridian.
includes mesogastrium, lesser omentum, greater omentum and omental bursa.
in birds the gizzard or ventriculus.
stomach tube speculum
see frick speculum, hauptner mouth gag. For cattle there is also an instrument made out of a wooden rod with a hole through the center. This is placed between the cow's molars like a bit and held in position with a poll strap. It works adequately for a probang but is much inferior to the Frick speculum for a stomach tube.