Proventriculus sentence example

proventriculus
  • The crop is followed by a proventriculus which, in the higher Hymenoptera, forms the so-called " honey stomach," by the contraction of whose walls the solid and liquid food can be separated, passed on into the digestive stomach, or held in the crop ready for regurgitation into the mouth.

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  • The food passing into the crop is there acted on by the saliva and also by an acid gastric juice which passes forwards from the stomach through the proventriculus.

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  • Grossly there is an enlarged proventriculus and possible liver changes.

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  • As the various portions of the food undergo digestion, they ate allowed to pass through the proventriculus into the stomach, where the nutrient substances are absorbed.

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