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o·ma·sum

 (ō-mā′səm)
n. pl. o·ma·sa (-sə)
The third division of the stomach of a ruminant animal, located between the abomasum and the reticulum. Also called manyplies.

[Latin omāsum, bullock's tripe, probably of Gaulish origin.]

omasum

(əʊˈmeɪsəm)
n, pl -sa (-sə)
(Zoology) another name for psalterium
[C18: from Latin: bullock's tripe]

o•ma•sum

(oʊˈmeɪ səm)

n., pl. -sa (-sə).
the third stomach of a ruminant, between the reticulum and the abomasum.
[1700–10; < New Latin; Latin omāsum ox's tripe]

o·ma·sum

(ō-mā′səm)
The third division of the stomach in ruminant animals. It removes excess water from food and further reduces the size of food particles before passing them to the abomasum for digestion by enzymes. See more at ruminant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.omasum - the third compartment of the stomach of a ruminantomasum - the third compartment of the stomach of a ruminant
ruminant - any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
stomach, tum, tummy, breadbasket - an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
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The majority of digestion for cattle takes place in the rumen, and from there into the reticulum and omasum.
For the morphometric assessment of the digestive tract, the abdominal cavity was opened and removed separately for the four compartments of rumen-reticulum, omasum, and abomasum.
It has a four-chambered "stomach" consisting of the rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum.
Finally, it is noteworthy that the OES should be administered, preferably per os with bottle feeding, because the active suction is usually accompanied by the reticular groove reflex, leading the solution directly into the omasum channel and abomasum (RODRIGUES et al.
Pakistan can make a paradigm shift in export with the export of the second stomach of Cows and buffaloes, called Omasum, to China according to the Phyto-sanitary standards.
LAHORE -- Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) President Shah Faisal Afridi said on Wednesday that Pakistan could make a paradigm shift in export by exporting Omasum, the second stomach of cows and buffaloes, to China as per Phyto-sanitary standards.
They were considered as non-carcass components: heart, liver, kidneys, rumen, reticulum, omasum, abomasum, small intestine, large intestine, blood and skin.
Hernial content is commonly reticulum which herniates into thorax, however omasum, abomasum, loops of intestine, spleen or liver may also get involved without exhibiting additional specific clinical signs.
They are called ruminant because they possess fore-stomach consisting of rumen reticulum and omasum.
Contents of the rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum were separately observed for the presence of parasites by sedimentation or sieving methods as are described in literature 13 .
The gastrointestinal tract was subsequently removed, weighed full and empty to calculate empty body weight by subtracting digesta weight from the fasted live weight; the gastrointestinal tract was then separated into stomach compartments (rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum) and intestines (small and large intestines).