[pahy-lawr-uh s, -lohr-, pi-]
- the opening between the stomach and the duodenum.
Origin of pylorus
1605–15; < Late Latin < Greek pylōrós literally, gatekeeper
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- the small circular opening at the base of the stomach through which partially digested food (chyme) passes to the duodenum
Word Origin for pylorus
C17: via Late Latin from Greek pulōrus gatekeeper, from pulē gate + ouros guardian
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- The passage at the lower end of the stomach that opens into the duodenum.
- A muscular or myovascular structure that opens or closes an orifice or lumen of an organ.
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- The passage at the lower end of the stomach that opens into the small intestine.
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