dodecadactylum

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δωδεκαδάκτυλον (dōdekadáktulon), from δώδεκα (dṓdeka, twelve) + δάκτυλος (dáktulos, finger) “twelve-fingers[-long thing]”; compare English duodenum and German Zwölffingerdarm; cognate with Greek δωδεκαδάκτυλο (dodekadáktylo) and Italian dodecadattilo.

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Noun[edit]

dodecadactylum (plural dodecadactyla)

  1. (obsolete) duodenum

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  • Dodecadactylum” listed in Gloſſographia Anglicana Nova : or, A Dictionary, interpreting ſuch Hard Words of whatever Language, as are at preſent uſed in the Engliſh Tongue, with their Etymologies, Definitions, &c. (1707)
    Dodecadactylum, is the first of the ſmall Guts, beginning from the Pylorus of the Stomach, and ending where the Gut Jejunum begins.