greater curvature

noun

Medical Definition of greater curvature

: the boundary of the stomach that forms a long usually convex curve on the left from the opening for the esophagus to the opening into the duodenum — compare lesser curvature

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“Greater curvature.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/greater%20curvature. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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