duodenum


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du·o·de·num

 (do͞o′ə-dē′nəm, dyo͞o′-, do͞o-ŏd′n-əm, dyo͞o-)
n. pl. du·o·de·na (do͞o′ə-dē′nə, dyo͞o′-, do͞o-ŏd′n-ə, dyo͞o-) or du·o·de·nums
The beginning portion of the small intestine, starting at the lower end of the stomach and extending to the jejunum.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin, short for intestīnum duodēnum digitōrum, intestine of twelve finger-widths (in length), from Latin duodēnum, genitive pl. of duodēnī, twelve each, from duodecim, twelve; see duodecimal.]

du′o·de′nal (do͞o′ə-dē′nəl, dyo͞o′-, do͞o-ŏd′n-əl, dyo͞o-) adj.

duodenum

(ˌdjuːəʊˈdiːnəm)
n, pl -na (-nə) or -nums
(Anatomy) the first part of the small intestine, between the stomach and the jejunum
[C14: from Medieval Latin, shortened from intestinum duodenum digitorum intestine of twelve fingers' length, from Latin duodēnī twelve each]
ˌduoˈdenal adj

du•o•de•num

(ˌdu əˈdi nəm, ˌdyu-; duˈɒd n əm, dyu-)

n., pl. du•o•de•na (ˌdu əˈdi nə, ˌdyu-; duˈɒd n ə, dyu-)
du•o•de•nums.
the first portion of the small intestine, from the stomach to the jejunum.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin, by ellipsis from intestīnum duodēnum digitōrum intestine of twelve fingerbreadths]

du·o·de·num

(do͞o′ə-dē′nəm)
The beginning part of the small intestine, starting at the lower end of the stomach and extending to the jejunum.

duodenum


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The upper part of the small intestine, where most chemical digestion takes place.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.duodenum - the part of the small intestine between the stomach and the jejunumduodenum - the part of the small intestine between the stomach and the jejunum
small intestine - the longest part of the alimentary canal; where digestion is completed
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duodenum

[ˌdjuːəʊˈdiːnəm] N (duodenums or duodena (pl)) [ˌdjuːəʊˈdiːnə]duodeno m

duodenum

[ˌdjuːəʊˈdiːnəm] n (ANATOMY)duodénum m

duodenum

nZwölffingerdarm m, → Duodenum nt (spec)

duodenum

[ˌdjuːəʊˈdiːnəm] nduodeno

du·o·de·num

n. duodeno, parte esencial del canal alimenticio y del intestino delgado situado entre el píloro y el yeyuno.

duodenum

n duodeno
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The tumor was reportedly extended into the belly, including the stomach, duodenum, liver and pancreas, a matter that necessitated the removal of part of the abdominal viscera, the paper said.
Histopathologic examination revealed infiltration of lymphocytes, plasma cells, and granulocytes in the lamina propria of the duodenum and cross-sections of trematodes in the lumen.
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