pyloric

adjective
py·​lo·​ric | \pī-ˈlȯr-ik, pə-\

Definition of pyloric 

: of or relating to the pylorus also : of, relating to, or situated in or near the posterior part of the stomach

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The debris could have blocked the pyloric sphincter, the part of the stomach that empties into the intestines, and prevented the animal’s stomach from emptying. David Doubilet, National Geographic, "How a Seal Pup Died With a Plastic Wrapper in Its Stomach," 31 May 2018 A few hours later, the hospital's sonogram report suggested pyloric stenosis, a condition caused by a tight muscle that prevents food from exiting the stomach and entering the intestines. Donna Jackson Nakazawa, chicagotribune.com, "Winning the doctor lottery can mean the difference between life and death," 30 May 2017 A few hours later, the hospital’s sonogram report suggested pyloric stenosis, a condition caused by a tight muscle that prevents food from exiting the stomach and entering the intestines. Washington Post, "I won the Doctor Lottery — but only after some bad encounters," 27 May 2017

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1689, in the meaning defined above

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pyloric

adjective
py·​lo·​ric | \pī-ˈlōr-ik, pə-, -ˈlȯr-\

Medical Definition of pyloric 

: of or relating to the pylorus also : of, relating to, or situated in or near the posterior part of the stomach

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