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ABOMASUM (caillette)

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 67 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ABOMASUM (caillette), the fourth or rennet stomach of Ruminantia. From the omasuen the food is finally deposited in the abomasum, a cavity considerably larger than either the second or third stomach, although less than the first. The base of the abomasum is turned to the omasum. It is of an irregular conical form. It is that part of the digestive apparatus which is analogous to the single stomach of other Mammalia, as the .food there undergoes the process of chymification, after being macerated and ground down in the three first stomachs.
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