proventriculus

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proventriculus

[‚prō·vən′trik·yə·ləs]
(invertebrate zoology)
A sac anterior to the gizzard in earthworms.
A dilation of the foregut anterior to the midgut of Mandibulata.
(vertebrate zoology)
The true stomach of a bird, usually separated from the gizzard by a constriction.
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Overall gut morphologies were similar to those described in Bordas (1897) and de Sinety (1901), and all our phasmids had proventriculi, in contrast to earlier works.
When diseased birds are necropsied, generally inflamed stomachs (proventriculi), reduced smaller liver size but enlarged, gall bladders may appear.
In general, brain samples gave more frequent and more intensive results; however, in some cases, proventriculi showed positive results, and brains showed negative results.