psalterium

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n psalterium the third compartment of the stomach of a ruminant
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Psalterium (Anat) The third stomach of ruminants. See Manyplies.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n psalterium Same as psalter.
    • n psalterium Same as psaltery, 1.
    • n psalterium In zoology, the third division of the stomach of a typical ruminant, between the reticulum or honeycomb and the abomasum; the omasum: also called manyplies, from the numerous folds of mucous membrane which nearly fill the interior. It is reduced to a mere tube, without folds, in the less typical ruminants, as the Tragulidæ. See cut under ruminant.
    • n psalterium In anatomy: The lyra of the fornix.
    • n psalterium The pectunculus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Psalterium sawl-tē′ri-um the third division of a ruminant's stomach, the omasum or manyplies.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a psaltery

Usage

In literature:

Incipit psalterium Psalmos dauid primus.
"Catalogue of the William Loring Andrews Collection of Early Books in the Library of Yale University" by Anonymous
The psalterium or manyplies is wanting.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
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