n.1.(Anat.) Proventriculus.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Proventricle shorter than pharynx, extending through two segments.
Gusman Chaves (1970) in studies carried out in alpacas, points out that they have a single stomach with three proventricles similar to those of the camel and whose names would be "rumen, reticulum and omaso-abomasum." The three gastric compartments described in the llama seems to be equivalent to those described by Amasaki et al.