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n. pl. psal·te·ri·a (-tîr′ē-ə)
The omasum.

[Late Latin psaltērium, psalter (so called because when slit open its folds fall apart like the leaves of a book); see Psalter.]

psal·te′ri·al adj.


n, pl -teria (-ˈtɪərɪə)
(Zoology) the third compartment of the stomach of ruminants, between the reticulum and abomasum. Also called: omasum
[C19: from Latin psaltērium Psalter; from the similarity of its folds to the pages of a book]


(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.psalterium - the third compartment of the stomach of a ruminantpsalterium - 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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En el comentario a las palabras exurge psalterium et cithara del Salmo 107 (v.
La base textual de las parafrasis oscila entre las dos traducciones realizadas por San Jeronimo: el Psalterium Gallicanum (segun el texto de la Septuaginta) y el Psalterium iuxta Hebraeos (114).
The Middle English Compendium cites the 'Psalterium Beate Mariae' (c 1390), attributed to Albertus Magnus, as an example of this usage: '3iuynge to vre derke pouht / Verrey liht and clere' (The Minor Poems of the Vernon MS, Part 1, Carl Horstmann [ed.] [London, 1892], 70, ll 479-80.
165: 'Sorores que viginti quatuor annos transcenderunt, si nesciunt psalterium, de novo non discant.
(39) The theme was revisited by Church fathers and scholars like Cassiodorus (Expositio in Psalterium), Pseudo-Bede (In Psalmorum Librum exegesis) and Honorius of Autun (Elucidarium), and it was used by Irish monks in order to accommodate Celtic and other pagan motifs into the Christian vision of the afterworld.
[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], et idem alio loco psalterium inquit organum est musicum, quod naula etiam vocatur [Suda [psi] 15 Adler s.v.
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