Definition of Proventriculus

1. Noun. The part of the avian stomach, between the crop and the gizzard, that secretes digestive enzymes ¹



2. Noun. A similar part of the digestive system of invertebrates ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Proventriculus

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Literary usage of Proventriculus

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1. The Anatomy of the Domestic Fowl by Benjamin Franklyn Kaupp (1918)
"The proventriculus. Location.—The proventriculus lies in the superior ... The proventriculus is round transversely and elongated, in fact, nearly fusiform. ..."

2. The Anatomy of the Domestic Fowl by Benjamin Franklyn Kaupp (1918)
"The proventriculus lies in the superior part of the groove formed by the two lobes of ... The proventriculus is round transversely and elongated, in fact, ..."

3. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"There are variations in the application of the term oesophagus depending on the presence or absence of a crop and of a proventriculus, which are modified ..."

4. A Text-book of Entomology: Including the Anatomy, Physiology, Embryology and by Alpheus Spring Packard (1898)
"The fore-stomach or proventriculus—This is especially well developed in the Der- ... The proventriculus is best developed in the ..."

5. Entomology for Beginners for the Use of Young Folks, Fruit-growers, Farmers by Alpheus Spring Packard (1888)
"The proventriculus is very small in the locust, easily overlooked- in dissection, while in the green grasshoppers it is large and armed with sharp teeth. ..."

6. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1866)
"In the Toucan they are dispersed over the whole proventriculus, but are more closely aggregated near the gizzard; the lining membrane of the cavity is ..."

7. ... Report of the United States Entomological Commission by United States Entomological commission (1880)
"An examination of the proventriculus opened, and spread out so as to expose the inner surface, shows that there are six large teeth, which present a ..."

8. Memoirs by American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1849)
"The proventriculus of the larva laid open to its inner surface, magnified: — a. folds of the mucous membrane of the lower part of the oesophagus; ..."

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