Definition of Ruminants
1. Noun. (plural of ruminant) ¹
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Definition of Ruminants
1. ruminant [n] - See also: ruminant
Medical Definition of Ruminants
1. A suborder of the order artiodactyla whose members have the distinguishing feature of a four-chambered stomach. Horns or antlers are usually present, at least in males. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Ruminants
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Mammalia: Their Various Orders and Habits Popularly Illustrated by Typical by Louis Figuier, Guillaume Louis Figuier (1870)
"FAMILY OF COMMON ruminants.—This natural group comprehends the greatest number of ruminants. The feature which distinguishes the animals composing it, ..."
2. Special Pathology and Therapeutics of the Diseases of Domestic Animals by Ferenc Hutyra, Josef Marek (1913)
"Acute Bloating of ruminants. the opening made after the contents have been ... Acute bloating of ruminants is a morbid condition with rapid dilatation of ..."
3. Physical Geography by Mary Somerville, Henry Walter Bates (1870)
"... fauna of Arabia and the table-lands and mountains of Eastern Asia; ruminants in Asia more numerous than in other parts of the world; oxen domesticated ..."
4. On Mammalian Descent; the Hunterian Lectures for 1884: Being Nine Lectures by William Kitchen Parker (1885)
"I hope soon to add a similar memoir on the skull of the ruminants, ... ruminants. Correlated with the specialisations that have taken place in the ruminants ..."
5. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"(ruminants), and cete (herbivorous and ordinary cetaceans). .... continuing to grow for a long time and the placenta in simple masses (ruminants), ..."
6. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society by Bombay Natural History Society (1886)
"ON ABNORMALITIES IN THE HORNS OF ruminants. BY RA STERNDALE, F.zts., &c. There being Several striking examples of deformity in the horns in the Society's ..."
7. The Minds and Manners of Wild Animals: A Book of Personal Observations by William Temple Hornaday (1922)
"Intellectually the ruminants are not as high as the apes and monkeys, bears, ... This condition closes to the ruminants the possibility of a long program of ..."
8. The Minds and Manners of Wild Animals: A Book of Personal Observations by William Temple Hornaday (1922)
"Intellectually the ruminants are not as high as the apes and monkeys, ... This condition closes to the ruminants the possibility of a long program of ..."