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pylorus

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noun py·lo·rus \-əs\

Definition of pylorus

plural py·lo·ri play \-ˈlȯr-ˌī, -(ˌ)ē\

  1. :  the muscular opening from the vertebrate stomach into the intestine



Origin of pylorus

Late Latin, from Greek pylōros, literally, gatekeeper, from pylē


First Known Use: 1565


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pylorus

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noun py·lo·rus \pī-ˈlōr-əs, pə-ˈlȯr-\

Medical Definition of pylorus

plural py·lo·ri \-ˈlō(ə)r-ˌī, -(ˌ)ē\play

  1. :  the opening from the vertebrate stomach into the intestine—see pyloric sphincter




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