pyloric

adjective
py·​lo·​ric | \ pī-ˈlȯr-ik How to pronounce pyloric (audio) , 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

Examples of pyloric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of Blend’s many methods of extracting eensy worms from a long-dead fish is to snip the tips of the creature’s pyloric caeca, the tiny tubes that connect the stomach to the intestine and tend to teem with parasitic worms. Sabrina Imbler, The Atlantic, 16 Feb. 2021 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, 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, 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, 27 May 2017

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First Known Use of pyloric

1689, in the meaning defined above

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“Pyloric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyloric. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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pyloric

adjective
py·​lo·​ric | \ pī-ˈlōr-ik How to pronounce pyloric (audio) , pə- How to pronounce pyloric (audio) , -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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