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. [ http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BTO_0000520 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gizzard ]

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organ_slim

definition
  • 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
  • gigerium
has related synonym
  • ventriculus
id
  • UBERON:0005052
taxon notes
  • currently restricted to Aves, but may be found outside - e.g. Pangolins