Duodenum meaning

do͝oə-dēnəm, dyo͝o-, do͝o-ŏdn-əm, dyo͝o-
The beginning portion of the small intestine, starting at the lower end of the stomach and extending to the jejunum.
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The beginning part of the small intestine, starting at the lower end of the stomach and extending to the jejunum.
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The first part of the small intestine, starting at the lower end of the stomach and extending to the jejunum.
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The beginning portion of the small intestine, starting at the lower end of the stomach and extending to the jejunum.
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The first section of the small intestine, between the stomach and the jejunum.
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Origin of duodenum

  • Middle English from Medieval Latin short for intestīnum duodēnum digitōrum intestine of twelve finger-widths (in length) from Latin duodēnum genitive pl. of duodēnī twelve each from duodecim twelve duodecimal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval 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”).

    From Wiktionary