noun (plural proventriculi) Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1836 1. the glandular or true stomach of a bird that is situated between the crop and gizzard 2. a muscular dilatation of the foregut in most mandibulate insects that is armed internally with chitinous teeth or plates for grinding food 3. the thin-walled sac in front of the gizzard of an earthworm

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  • Proventricŭlus — (lat.), Vormagen, s. Magen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Proventriculus —   [lateinisch ventriculus »kleiner Magen«] der, /, der Drüsenmagen der Vögel; auch Bezeichnung für den Kaumagen der Insekten …   Universal-Lexikon

  • proventriculus — [prō΄ven trik′yo͞o ləs, prō΄ven trik′yələs] n. pl. Zool. proventriculi [prō΄ven trik′yoolī΄, prō΄ven trik′yəlī΄] [ModL: see PRO 1 & VENTRICULUS] 1. the front part of a bird s stomach, containing digestive glands 2. the thin walled front part of… …   English World dictionary

  • Proventriculus — The proventriculus is part of the digestive system of birds, invertebrates and insects. [Encarta World English Dictionary [North American Edition] (2007). Proventriculus . Source: [ 1861736288/proventriculus.html] …   Wikipedia

  • Proventriculus — Unter Proventriculus („Vormagen“) versteht man: die mit einer drüsenlosen Schleimhaut ausgekleideten Abschnitte des Magens der Wiederkäuer: Pansen Netzmagen Blättermagen den Drüsenmagen der Vögel; siehe Vogelmagen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Proventriculus — prieskrandis statusas T sritis gyvūnų anatomija, gyvūnų morfologija atitikmenys: lot. Proventriculus ryšiai: platesnis terminas – skrandis siauresnis terminas – didysis prieskrandis siauresnis terminas – knygenos siauresnis terminas – tinklainis …   Veterinarinės anatomijos, histologijos ir embriologijos terminai

  • proventriculus — n.; pl. li [L. pro, before; ventriculus, dim. of venter, belly] An area of the foregut in annelids, insects and crustaceans just anterior to the midgut, and variously modified for grinding or other uses; sometimes called gizzard …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • proventriculus — proventricular, adj. /proh ven trik yeuh leuhs/, n., pl. proventriculi / trik yeuh luy /. 1. the glandular portion of the stomach of birds, in which food is partially digested before passing to the ventriculus or gizzard. 2. a similar enlargement …   Universalium

  • proventriculus — noun a) The part of the avian stomach, between the crop and the gizzard, that secretes digestive enzymes b) A similar part of the digestive system of invertebrates …   Wiktionary

  • proventriculus — Elaborated anterior part of alimentary canal in some crustaceans (e.g., Isopoda) adapted for pressing juices from food and straining out solid particles [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Eleborated anterior part of alimentary canal in some crustaceans …   Crustacea glossary

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