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 pylōrus from Greek pulōros pulē gate ouros guard ; see wer-3 in Indo-European roots.
(plural pylori or pyloruses)
From Latin, from Ï€Ï…Î»Ï‰ÏÏŒÏ‚ (pulÅros, “gatekeeper").