pyloric

adjective

py·​lo·​ric pī-ˈlȯr-ik How to pronounce pyloric (audio)
pə-
: 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 As a baby he was diagnosed with pyloric stenosis, a disorder of the stomach and intestines. Alex Williams, New York Times, 1 May 2023 All starfish come equipped with two stomachs in their mouths: the cardiac stomach and the pyloric stomach. Discover Magazine, 29 June 2010 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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Word History

First Known Use

1689, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pyloric was in 1689

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“Pyloric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyloric. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

pyloric

adjective
py·​lo·​ric pī-ˈlōr-ik How to pronounce pyloric (audio) pə- How to pronounce pyloric (audio)
-ˈlȯr-
: 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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