Meaning of “duodenum” in the English Dictionary

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"duodenum" in British English

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duodenumnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌdʒuː.əˈdiː.nəm/ us /ˌduː.əˈdiː.nəm/ plural duodenums or duodena specialized

Examples from literature

  • From the duodenum are developed the two large glands that we have already mentioned—the liver and pancreas. 
  • In birds the duodenum always forms a long loop embracing the pancreas. 
  • Normally, no fetid gases are generated in the stomach or duodenum. 
  • These unite to form a common tube which, uniting with the duct from the pancreas, empties into the duodenum. 
  • This duct at last enters the duodenum in company with the common bile duct. 

(Definition of “duodenum” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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