pylorus

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From Latin, from πυλωρός (pulōros, gatekeeper).

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pylorus (plural pylori or pyloruses)

  1. (anatomy) The opening in a vertebrate, including humans, at the lower end of the stomach that opens into the duodenum.
  2. A muscular or myovascular structure that controls the opening of an orifice or lumen of an organ.

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