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py·lo·rus

 (pī-lôr′əs, pĭ-)
n. pl. py·lo·ri (-lôr′ī′)
The passage at the lower end of the stomach that opens into the duodenum.

[Late Latin pylōrus, from Greek pulōros : pulē, gate + ouros, guard; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]
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pylorus

(paɪˈlɔːrəs)
n, pl -ri (-raɪ)
(Anatomy) the small circular opening at the base of the stomach through which partially digested food (chyme) passes to the duodenum
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek pulōrus gatekeeper, from pulē gate +ouros guardian]
pyˈloric adj
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py•lo•rus

(paɪˈlɔr əs, -ˈloʊr-, pɪ-)

n., pl. -lo•ri (-ˈlɔr aɪ, -ˈloʊr aɪ)
the opening between the stomach and the start of the intestine in most vertebrates.
[1605–15; < Late Latin < Greek pylōrós literally, gatekeeper]
py•lor′ic (-ˈlɔr ɪk, -ˈlɒr-) adj.
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pylorus

The narrow exit from the stomach into the duodenum, closed by a ring of muscle until food in the stomach is liquidized.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pylorus - a small circular opening between the stomach and the duodenumpylorus - a small circular opening between the stomach and the duodenum
orifice, porta, opening - an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
musculus sphincter pylori, pyloric sphincter, pyloric valve - the sphincter muscle of the pylorus that separates the stomach from the duodenum
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Translations

py·lo·rus

n. píloro, abertura u orificio circular entre el estómago y el duodeno.
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pylorus

n píloro
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References in classic literature ?
Well, then, your guest will be poisoned at the fifth remove, and die, at the end of eight or ten days, of pains in the intestines, sickness, or abscess of the pylorus. The doctors open the body and say with an air of profound learning, `The subject his died of a tumor on the liver, or of typhoid fever!'"
From each patient, 3 biopsy specimens 1mm in diameter were taken from pyloric antral mucosa within 5cms of pylorus with a sterile Olympus fiber optic endoscope.