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Ruminantia (pl) (noun)
The mammalian suborder of animals that chew their cuds: The vegetable food, after the first chewing, enters the first stomach; after that, it passes into the second stomach, where it is moistened, and formed into pellets which the Ruminant have the power of bringing back to the mouth to be chewed again. After it is swallowed into the third stomach, it passes to the fourth stomach, where it is finally digested.
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