pyloric sphincter


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pyloric sphincter

n.
A ring of smooth muscle fibers around the opening of the stomach into the duodenum.
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Noun1.pyloric sphincter - the sphincter muscle of the pylorus that separates the stomach from the duodenumpyloric sphincter - the sphincter muscle of the pylorus that separates the stomach from the duodenum
pylorus - a small circular opening between the stomach and the duodenum
anatomical sphincter, sphincter, sphincter muscle - a ring of muscle that contracts to close an opening
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