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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.

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The upper part of the small intestine, where most chemical digestion takes place.
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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
References in classic literature ?
5] In the stomach and duodenum of a capybara which I opened I found a very large quantity of a thin yellowish fluid, in which scarcely a fibre could be distinguished.
Material and method: Twenty normal duodenums were examined.
Our material consisted of 20 whole duodenums (from the pylorus to the duodenal-jejunal transition).