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duodenum

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A schematic of the gastrointestinal tract, with the duodenum shown in orange-pink.

Etymology

From Mediaeval Latin (from the phrase duodēnum digitōrum (space of twelve digits), in reference to its length), from duodēnī (twelve each) + digitōrum, genitive plural of digitus (finger, toe, digit).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
duodenum

Plural
duodena

duodenum (duodena)
  1. The first part of the small intestine, starting at the lower end of the stomach and extending to the jejunum.

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