gizzard: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (giz'urd), [key]
— n. Zool.
- Also calleda thick-walled, muscular pouch in the lower stomach of many birds and reptiles that grinds food, often with the aid of ingested stones or grit.
- Also calleda similar structure in the foregut of arthropods and several other invertebrates, often lined with chitin and small teeth.
- the innards or viscera collectively, esp. the intestine and stomach.
- gizzard (Thesaurus)