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psalterium

[sawl-teer-ee-uh m] /sɔlˈtɪər i əm/
noun, plural psalteria
[sawl-teer-ee-uh] /sɔlˈtɪər i ə/ (Show IPA).
Zoology
1.
the omasum.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Late Latin psaltērium the Psalter, the folds of the omasum being likened to the leaves of a book
Related forms
psalterial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for psalterium

psalterium

/sɔːlˈtɪərɪəm/
noun (pl) -teria (-ˈtɪərɪə)
1.
the third compartment of the stomach of ruminants, between the reticulum and abomasum Also called omasum
Word Origin
C19: from Latin psaltēriumPsalter; from the similarity of its folds to the pages of a book
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