[ UK /ɹˈʌfɪd‍ʒ/ ]
  1. coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis
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How To Use roughage In A Sentence

  • It acts as ‘crude fibre’ or ‘roughage’, an inert, bulky medium which helps to carry digestible food through the system.
  • It has a sugar so it gives you some energy, but it also has some fiber and roughage, so it gives the illusion of being healthier.
  • In Portugal, sardines are consumed by the bundle, and Villa's escabèche has a cool, melting quality, and the fish are barely visible under a nouvelle thatch of hydroponic roughage.
  • The effects of different levels of additive soy phosphatide in the diet of early lactation cows with northeast hay and corn silage as roughage on their performance were studied.
  • Fiber, or what some call roughage, is essential for healthy bowel function. Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy
  • The food conversion rate on roughage or forage is good.
  • Yes, a ruminant couldn't live on roughage without the bugs, because these digest the tough cellulose fibre in the plants the animals eat.
  • In order to produce twenty times more milk than a calf would need, she receives a diet heavy in grain - not the roughage that cows have evolved to digest easily - causing metabolic disorders and painful lameness.
  • It takes 60 to 90 days for them to develop the four-chamber ruminant stomach that allows them to eat roughage and extract protein from it.
  • Roughage is made up of bulky fibrous plant materials, fresh, dried or ensiled, which are mainly suitable for feeding ruminant animals. Chapter 7
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