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gizzard

1. the thick-walled part of a bird's stomach, in which hard food is broken up by muscular action and contact with grit and small stones
2. a similar structure in many invertebrates

gizzard

[′giz·ərd]
(vertebrate zoology)
The muscular portion of the stomach of most birds where food is ground with the aid of ingested pebbles.
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In terms of microbiology, chicken gastrointestinal are classified based on the difference between PH, and the reduction of oxidized leachate and flow rate in different parts such as crop, gizzard and intestine blind [7], PH is important factor that causing difference between the gastrointestinal areas microbial population because microorganisms live in certain PH.
Duck Soup, Chinese Style 1 stewing duck, or the feet, necks, gizzards, and hearts from 2 ducks 1/4 to 1/2 lb.
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Gizzard shad, johnny darter, and yellow bullhead did not differ significantly in trophic position between habitats.
Heart weight was increasing until 7 weeks of age-and liver and gizzard weights until 8 weeks (Figure 2c, d, e).
In the penguin, histologic examination revealed a marked infiltration of pleomorphic neoplastic lymphocytes in the kidneys, liver, lungs, adrenal glands, esophagus, proventriculus, and gizzard.
Formic acid administration in the drinking water slightly decreased the gizzard pH value compared to the unsupplemented control group, but the difference was not statistically significant (Table 2).
Ross Gizzard, who comes from an engineering background, is operations director for Acityabode group, overseeing IT functions, day-to-day property maintenance and reservations.
Set aside utnil later, along with the heart, liver, gizzard and wing tips.
Cases of foreign body obstructions or gizzard impactions are mainly reported in pet birds and poultry.
Liver, heart, and gizzard treated with PolyI:C all exhibited higher Mx expression; in contrast, only a trace expression of Mx was detected in healthy liver tissue from adult chickens without PolyI:C stimulation.
He noted, "The contents of the crop are acid; the contents of the gizzard are more acid than those of the proventriculus; the contents of the duodenum and upper portion of the small intestine are less acid than the contents of the crop; the contents of the lower portion of the small intestine, caeca and large intestine are approximately neutral.