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      n   pl   , -triculi  
1    the first part of the stomach of birds, the gizzard  
2    the thick muscular stomach of crustaceans and insects; gizzard  
     (C19: from New Latin, from Latin pro-1 + ventriculus little belly, from venter belly)  
  proventricular      adj  
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