sphincter of Oddi

noun
sphincter of Od·​di | \ -ˈäd-ē How to pronounce sphincter of Oddi (audio) \

Medical Definition of sphincter of Oddi

: a complex sphincter closing the duodenal orifice of the common bile duct

Learn More about sphincter of Oddi

Cite this Entry

“Sphincter of Oddi.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sphincter%20of%20Oddi. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Comments on sphincter of Oddi

What made you want to look up sphincter of Oddi? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!