ruminal(redirected from ruminal cycles)
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n. pl. ru·mi·na (-mə-nə) or ru·mens
The first division of the stomach of a ruminant animal, in which most food collects immediately after being swallowed and from which it is later returned to the mouth as cud for thorough chewing. Also called paunch.
[Latin rūmen; akin to Sanskrit romantha-, ruminant, chewing the cud.]
(of an animal) ruminantof or relating to the rumen of an animal