database cross reference
- UMLS:C1510668 (ncithesaurus:Gizzard)
- The muscular enlargement of the alimentary canal that has usually thick muscular walls and a tough horny lining for grinding the food and when the crop is present follows it and the proventriculus.
external ontology notes
- BTO also includes: A thickened part of the alimentary canal in some animals (as an insect or an earthworm) that is similar in function to the crop of a bird. However, we are refering to the Aves structure here.
has exact synonym
- gastric mill
has obo namespace
has related synonym
- currently restricted to Aves, but may be found outside - e.g. Pangolins