mucin holds the particles of food together in a ball or bolus
During summer and autumn, jays routinely make hundreds of food caches per day, placing each saliva-coated bolus in a separate arboreal site.
The goal is a reduction in the resting pressure to allow passage of the food bolus into the stomach.
Although there are few data on nicotine lethality, one report suggests that a bolus of less than I mg/kg is fatal in humans.
Peering then through the glass, which demarcated the realms wherein we exist, I felt the bolus of grief form in my gullet.
On Midway Island in the Hawaiian chain, a bolus , or mass of chewed food, coughed up by one bird included many identifiable objects.
The most common error was injecting bolus doses faster than the recommended speed of 3-5 minutes.
The program recorded the video as one gigantic bolus , and pretended that the clips were discrete files, which they weren't.
Parent tree swallows deliver food to nestlings in a bolus , making it difficult to determine either the quantity or quality of food.
The cardiac sphincter opens because of increasing pressure in the esophagus from the food bolus .