Definition of psalterium in English:



  • another term for omasum
    • ‘The dorsal psalterium (the dorsal hippocampal commissure) of the guinea pig was electrophysiologically studied with a view to possible commissural fiber groups and their properties.’
    • ‘In the current study we analyzed the input–output relations in the entorhinal-dentate-hippocampal system, a major network involved in long-term memory. In anesthetized guinea pigs, the system was driven by activation of perforant path neurons in the entorhinal cortex (ENT), via presubicular fibers directly stimulated in the dorsal psalterium.’


Mid 19th century: from Latin, literally ‘psalter’ (see psalter), because of its many folds of tissue, resembling pages of a book.