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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.]

ru′mi·nal adj.


(of an animal) ruminantof or relating to the rumen of an animal
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Thus several studies have illustrated that flavonoids may regulate ruminal flora and that different types of flavonoids from various sources have distinctive effects.
pubiflora by the continuous administration of small doses of this plant and the transference of the resistance to other sheep by the transfaunation of ruminal fluid indicated that MFA-degrading bacteria may be normal inhabitants of the ruminal flora and that the ingestion of non-toxic doses of MFA-containing plants stimulates their multiplication (CAMBOIM et al.