Definition of pylorus
pyloriplay \-ˈlȯr-ˌī, -(ˌ)ē\
: the muscular opening from the vertebrate stomach into the intestine
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Probably the most spectacular example is Barry Marshall, the Australian gastroenterologist who proved his theory that most stomach ulcers are caused by the common bacteria Helicobacter pylori by drinking a mixture containing the bug in 1982.
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Origin and Etymology of pylorus
Late Latin, from Greek pylōros, literally, gatekeeper, from pylē
First Known Use: 1565See Words from the same year
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