the opening, surrounded by muscular tissue, from the stomach into the duodenum, the first part of the small intestine
Origin of pylorusLate Latin ; from Classical Greek pyl?ros, gatekeeper ; from pyl?, gate + ouros, watchman
The passage at the lower end of the stomach that opens into the duodenum.
Origin of pylorusLate Latin pyl&omacron;rus, from Greek pul&omacron;ros : pul&emacron;, gate + ouros, guard; see wer-3 in Indo-European roots.
(plural pylori or pyloruses)
From Latin, from Ï€Ï…Î»Ï‰ÏÏŒÏ‚ (pulÅros, “gatekeeper").