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duodenum meaning

EN[djuːə(ʊ)ˈdiːnəm]
US Northern California, US
WDuodenum
  • The duodenum /ˌduːəˈdiːnəm/ is the first section of the small intestine in most higher vertebrates, including mammals, reptiles, and birds.
  • The duodenum precedes the jejunum and ileum and is the shortest part of the small intestine, where most chemical digestion takes place.
  • In humans, the duodenum is a hollow jointed tube about 25–38 cm (10–15 inches) long connecting the stomach to the jejunum. It begins with the duodenal bulb and ends at the suspensory muscle of duodenum.
  • ^ Physiology: 6/6ch2/s6ch2_30 - Essentials of Human Physiology
FR duodénum
duodenum
duodenum
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
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    1. en duodenums
    2. en duodenumed
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    Grammatically, this word "duodenum" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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