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abomasum   (āb'ō-mā'səm)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural abomasa
The fourth division of the stomach in ruminant animals, and the only one having glands that secrete acids and enzymes for digestion. It corresponds anatomically to the stomachs of other mammals. See more at ruminant.
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