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Meaning of DUODENUM

Pronunciation:  `doou'deenum

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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

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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