Noun(1) thick-walled muscular pouch below the crop in many birds and reptiles for grinding food
(1) It usually contains pebbles and seems to be used for ├ö├ç├┐chewing├ö├ç├û in much the same way as a bird's gizzard .(2) Mammals differ because they expect their teeth to do the work of a gizzard or large, muscular gut.(3) We conducted two mesocosm experiments to determine the effects of sediment feeding by gizzard shad and fish size on nutrient and phytoplankton dynamics.(4) Significant effects of gizzard shad access likely occurred due to the additional surface area provided for periphyton by the mesh netting.(5) We manipulated sediment access and fish size during two mesocosm experiments to determine how these factors could alter the effects of gizzard shad on phytoplankton.(6) Due to their soft food diet, lorikeets have a weak ventricular muscle or gizzard , which is usually used for grinding seeds by other birds.(7) As there were no crushing teeth in the mouth, vegetation must have been swallowed and then crushed in a gizzard similar to that found in many birds.(8) Two fish in the gizzard shad-access treatment (two different enclosures) died 8 days following the introduction of fish.(9) Their digestion is also aided by a muscular gizzard containing stones to help break down food(10) Small crustaceans and young molluscs make up the bulk of their diet, along with algal cells, which are ground up in the muscular gizzard at the beginning of the gut.(11) In Florida, the diet was comprised mainly of fishes, with gizzard shad, bullhead catfish, and small bluegill particularly common.(12) Unfortunately, the time that a hard piece of gravel or grit spends in the gizzard can be quite variable: sometimes a few days, sometimes a few months.(13) Herbivorous, granivorous and insectivorous birds have a highly specialized, muscular gizzard with an inner lining of hard cuticle.(14) Grain is stored in their crops and ground by the grit in their gizzard .(15) Chickens need grit in their gizzards to grind up the food they eat so they can get the most nutrition out of it.(16) Place the pigeon breasts, heart, gizzards , and legs in the yogurt and refrigerate overnight.
1. ventriculus ::
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