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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Proventriculi always contained spiny ridges, including in Ex.
In general, brain samples gave more frequent and more intensive results; however, in some cases, proventriculi showed positive results, and brains showed negative results.