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gastric mill

noun, Zoology
1.
a gizzard in decapod crustaceans, as lobsters, crabs, and shrimps, having an arrangement of teeth and small bones for grinding food and bristles for filtering small particles.
2.
gizzard (def 2).
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • In the mid-chamber, the gastric mill, a set of chitinous teeth grinds the food.

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