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Meaning of DUODENUM

Pronunciation:  `doou'deenum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the part of the small intestine between the stomach and the jejunum
 

DUODENUM is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: small intestine

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Du`o*de"num\, n. [NL., fr. duodeni twelve each: cf. F.
duodenum. So called because its length is about twelve
fingers' breadth.] (Anat.)
The part of the small intestines between the stomach and the
jejunum. See Illust. of Digestive apparatus, under
{Digestive}.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: The first part of the small intestine.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The first part of the small intestine (the part food enters immediately after it leaves the stomach).
 
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