Does the Rabbit Chew the Cud?

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THE curious food pellets described by Morot and mentioned in Dr. Madsen's letter must be familiar to all laboratory workers who have occasion to open the rabbit's stomach. They have frequently been seen in the parasitological department of this Laboratory during the course of work carried out on the stomach worm Graphidium strigosum, and we have wondered how it could be possible for the mucous membrane of a large hollow organ to form such perfectly rounded pellets.

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TAYLOR, E. Does the Rabbit Chew the Cud?. Nature 143, 982–983 (1939) doi:10.1038/143982a0

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