gastrolith
noun Date: 1854 a stone or pebble ingested by an animal and functioning to grind food in gastric digestion

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  • Gastrolith — Gas tro*lith, n. [Gastro + lith.] (Zo[ o]l.) See {Crab s eyes}, under {Crab}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gastrōlith — (v. gr.), Magenstein. Gastrolithiāsis, Magensteinkrankheit, s. Darmstein …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • gastrolith — [gas′trō lith] n. [ GASTRO + LITH] a stony concretion formed in the stomach …   English World dictionary

  • Gastrolith — Gastroliths ( stomach stones or gizzard stones ) are rocks, which are or have been held inside the digestive tract of an animal. Among living vertebrates, gastroliths are common among herbivorous birds, crocodiles, alligators, seals and sea lions …   Wikipedia

  • Gastrolith — Gastrolithen von Plesiosauriern Gastrolit …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gastrolith — gastrolitai statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Kai kurių paukščių skrandžiuose randami apvalūs nugludinti akmenukai, reikalingi lesalui sutrinti. atitikmenys: angl. gastrolith vok. Gastroliten rus. гастролиты …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • gastrolith — a stone in the stomach, deliberately ingested to aid in grinding food …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • gastrolith — n. [Gr. gaster, stomach; lithos, stone] (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In Decapoda, a discoidal calcareous nodule, commonly found in the stomodeum …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • gastrolith — /gas treuh lith/, n. Pathol. a calculous concretion in the stomach. [1850 55; GASTRO + LITH] * * * …   Universalium

  • gastrolith — noun rocks which are or have been held inside the digestive tract of an animal to aid in buoyancy or food processing …   Wiktionary

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