noun, plural py·lo·ri [pahy-lawr-ahy, -lohr-ahy, pi-] /paɪˈlɔr aɪ, -ˈloʊr aɪ, pɪ-/. Anatomy.
Origin of pylorus
Examples from the Web for pyloric
The pyloric cca, as well as the cardiac portion of the stomach, are held in place by paired muscles which extend into each arm.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition|Vernon L. Kellogg
The most important of these sequels is stenosis of the orifices of the stomach, particularly of the pyloric orifice.
Sometimes with pyloric stenosis the stomach is reduced in size.
Its usual site is upon the posterior wall of the upper curvature, near to the pyloric orifice.
Pyloric valvule: a circular projection of the stomach behind which is an enlargement of the intestine.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for pyloric
noun plural -ri (-raɪ)
Word Origin for pylorus
Word Origin and History for pyloric
1610s, from Late Latin pylorus "the lower orifice of the stomach," from Greek pyloros, literally "gatekeeper, porter," from pyle "gate" (see pylon) + ouros "watcher, guardian" (see warrant (n.)). Related: Pyloric.