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.

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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.
After 6 h, rats were immediately anaesthetized with 10% chloral hydrate; the DRG, duodenums, duodenal mucosa and spinal cords were excised.
Furthermore, quantitative analyses showed that the highest concentrations of SP in the gut are found in the duodenum and jejunum (6).
The numbers of TRPA1 staining cells in the duodenum was approximately 70% in rats (12).
Objective: To verify the BGs distribution along the human duodenum. Material and method: Twenty normal duodenums were examined.
Our material consisted of 20 whole duodenums (from the pylorus to the duodenal-jejunal transition).
BGs were found in all of the 240 microscope fields examined from the first (superior) anatomical portion of the 20 duodenums studied (100%).