noun, plural rumina
[roo-muh-nuh] /ˈru mə nə/ (Show IPA)
the first stomach of ruminating animals, lying next to the reticulum.
noun (pl) -mens, -mina (-mɪnə)
the first compartment of the stomach of ruminants, behind the reticulum, in which food is partly digested before being regurgitated as cud
The first and largest division of the stomach in ruminant animals, in which the food is fermented by microorganisms. See more at ruminant.


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