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n. pl. ab·o·ma·sa (-sə)
The fourth division of the stomach in ruminant animals, such as cows, sheep, and deer, in which digestion takes place.

[New Latin abomāsum : Latin ab-, ab- + Latin omāsum, tripe; see omasum.]

ab′o·ma′sal (-səl) adj.


(Zoology) of or relating to the abomasum
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Adj.1.abomasal - relating to the abomasum (the fourth compartment of the stomach of ruminants)abomasal - relating to the abomasum (the fourth compartment of the stomach of ruminants)
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Five ruminally and abomasally fistulated Holstein x Zebu steers, averaging 296 [+ or -] 14 kg of BW, were used in a 5x5 Latin square design.
In one trial, in which transition dairy cows were abomasally infused with 1,500 grams of glucose per day (Larson and Kristensen, 2009) milk yield increased during early lactation.
Intestinal starch disappearance in steers abomasally infused with starch and protein.
In accordance, data of a recent study with dairy cows abomasally infused with labeled 18:1111 revealed that approximately 80% of 18:2c9t11 in the milk fat resulted from desaturation of 18:1 t11 in the mammary gland (Mosley et al.
The relatively high faecal N excretion in animals supplemented with sucrose abomasally, and in those supplemented through both rumen and abomasum, was attributed to the extensive hindgut microbial fermentation activity (Siddons, 1968; Orskov et al.