Anatomists divide the Body into three Regions, or Venters ; the Head ; the Thorax, or Breast ; and the Abdomen, or Belly, absolutely so call'd ; being the lowest Part of the Trunk. 'Tis separated from the Thorax by the Diaphragm, and reaches to the
The Name is Latin, compounded of
ABDUCTOR Auricularis, or of the little Finger, arises from the Annular Ligament, and the third and fourth Bones of the Carpus in the second Rank ; and is inserted externally into the first Bone of the little Finger : it serves to draw that Finger from the rest. See FINGER.
Beasts that chew the Cud are sound to have four Stomachs ; viz. the Rumen, or Magnus Venter or Stomach, properly so call'd, the Reticulum, Omasus, and Abomasus. See RUMINATION, &c.
The Abomasus, popularly call'd the Maw, is the last ; being the Place wherein the Chyle is form'd, and from which the Food descends immediately into the Intestines.