fourth stomach


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Noun1.fourth stomach - the fourth compartment of the stomach of a ruminantfourth stomach - the fourth compartment of the stomach of a ruminant; the one where digestion takes place
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 cow's abomasum - its fourth stomach - had slipped.
Over at Simone's food truck, I learned more than I will ever need to know about tripe and lampredotto - which is the alarmingly pink lining of a cow's fourth stomach.
This word was applied to a greenish, hard concretion found in the fourth stomach of the Syrian goat.
Which disastrous battle takes its name from the translation of "fourth stomach of a cow"?
"We made incisions on both flanks, moved the fourth stomach over from the right to the left and stitched her back up again.
Herds most at risk are those: With a 5% incidence of left dis-placed abomasum (fourth stomach).
By the time the beer reaches the cow's fourth stomach there is no alcohol left - as regular blood samples show.
These days, only a small percentage of cheesemakers use traditional animal rennet, "a substance extracted from the fourth stomach of a young [cud-chewing] animal" (1).