Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Gizzard

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1102

This term is rarely used in entomology, but applies to a pouch-like structure at the juncture of the crop and stomach. This organ is used for filtering and grinding of food and usually is called the proventriculus.

 Alimentary Canal and Digestion

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